Château de Roquefort, Corail Rosé, 2020
Côtes de Provence, France
The parcels for this rosé are always the same, but the combination is always different. In this vintage, the blend is Syrah 29%, Grenache 18%, Carignan 18%, Cinsault 17%, Vermentino 7%, Mourvèdre 6%, Clairette 5%. The wine was produced through direct pressing and partially destemmed. Certain varieties went through a cold maceration for 8 to 24 hours before being pressed. Cold clarification and natural fermentation and gravitational work in cellar.
“Corail” is the domaine’s rosé and it has classic Provençal characteristics. Coral color with a very expressive nose of sweet pea, pink grapefruit, white pepper. The palate is lively with notes of crushed wild raspberries. Fresh and dry, crisp and crushable.
Food pairing: smash a plate of bruschetta on lightly grilled sourdough bread with this beauty, burrata with preserved strawberries or let this be a cool French breeze against the heat of spicy salmon sushi