Cuvée Aurélia - Rosé
The 2016 vintage was characterized by a somewhat warm and pleasant winter, a cool spring and followed by a particularly hot and dry summer. The Mistral blew regularly ensuring there was little disease pressure. Nearly ideal climatic conditions!
HARVEST AND WINE MAKING
Hand harvested at 50hl per ha.
Each parcel is vinified separately; short skin contact at 15°C; grapes were pressed with early separation of pressed must; tight cold static must settling; temperature control of fermentation at 16-17°C; racking and blockage of malolactic fermentation.
Light salmon color with shades of litchi. An expressive and complex nose characterized by ripe fruit (strawberry jam, yellow fruits) and exotic fruits such mango. The mouth initially delivers a lovely roundness, followed by nice length dominated by red fruits with a more exotic finish.
2017: Mondial du Rosé, Médaille Argent
2017: Wines Provence Contest, Gold medal
2016: Silver Medal, Rosé World Championship 2016
2016: Silver Medal, The Global Rosé Masters 2016
91 points - Vinous - Josh Raynolds, June 2016
Vivid orange-pink. Highly fragrant orange and strawberry scents are complemented by suggestions of lavender and white pepper. Juicy, seamless and focused on the palate, offering concentrated citrus fruit and red berry flavours and a suave touch of spicecake. Shows excellent clarity and thrust on a long, sappy finish that echoes the orange note.
90 - The Wine Advocate, www.eRobertParker.com Mai-Juin 2016, Jeb Dunnuck
Slightly deeper in colour, yet just as good, the 2015 Aurelia Rose has lots of black cherry, black raspberry and orange peel in a medium-bodied, rich, nicely textures style. It’s a layered, food friendly Rose that’s impeccably balanced and will be versatile on the dinner table. 90 points