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The wine

"I will go pick the Rose,
at the foot of the vine,
and I will offer it to you,
as a symbol of our infinite love."

It was traditional to plant a rosebush top rows of vines to prevent the vine farmer from the presence of Oïdium , common pathogen of the vine, before it spreads in the vineyard.
What is more beautiful than this rose symbol of love associated with our wine which is characterized by its finesse and elegance in the pure style of Provence Rosé.

The vintage

The spring and summer 2014 were particularly favorable in terms of rainfall and sunshine, which brought a bountiful harvest and high quality.
The harvest began in the area around Puyloubier on September 8 of 2014.
The harvest was interrupted by periods of rain, which had delayed the ripening of the grape. Some varieties were affected by these rains and produced a harvest somewhat larger than usual.

Situation

The vineyards of Puyloubier are planted among pine forests and olive groves, and on stretches of hillsides on the south side of Sainte-Victoire. There is a total of 700 hectares, and it is the first vineyard in the Côtes de Provence.

Terroir

Considered one of the most natural in France, the terroir of the Puyloubier area is located east of the city of Aix-en-Provence, on the south side of the Montain Sainte-Victoire. The vineyard is located on the slopes of the upper valley of the Arc in soils that origin from limestone and clay pebbly sandstone with a significant load. Poor but with good drainage, they are very suitable for growing grapes.
This land has exceptional sunshine and a climate with slightly continental characteristics and is well-protected from the southern maritime influences by Aurelian Mountain and the Massif de la Sainte-Baume.
The action of the Mistral, a dry wind and regular, is beneficial to the vine because it cleanses the vineyard. The ripening of the grapes is later than the rest of the Côtes de Provence, which gives the wine a characteristic freshness.
This unique land where the vine is cultivated since ancient times has a profound influence on wines made here, with a very specific geo-climatic character.

Winemaking

As soon as the grapes arrive at the winemaking cellar, they are protected with dry ice and cooled. The harvested grapes are entirely destalked and lightly crushed.
The juices extracted at pressing are again cooled to facilitate settling. This settling stage, known as débourbage, consists of allowing the rosé grape must, which is full of plant debris and pulp, to clarify naturally by settling.
Once the very clear juice has been separated from the rest, the sediment is filtered out, enabling a highly aromatic juice to be obtained.
It is only once this clarification stage is complete, is starting the alcoholic fermentation process at a low temperatures, lasting 15 to 20 days at a constant , helps to preserve the future wine's aromatic potential. During fermentation, vats are checked three times a day and the contents tasted regularly.
After fermentation, the wine is racked to separate it from any coarse lees (dead yeast cell debris). Ageing on fine lees allows to gain body and length.

Varietals

Grenache
Syrah
Cinsault

Technical specifications

Alcohol level (% vol.) : 12 ,79