Same River Twice Vin de France Rosé 2021 comes from the same terroir and is in the same style as our red wine; pure, refreshing, easy drinking.
It’s from the beautiful, historic wine region of the Ventoux, near Gigondas and Vacqueyras. It’s a landscape of hills and mountain, wild Provençal herbs that perfume the air, pine woods, lavender, olive trees, vines, and beautiful light. The dry, sunny Mediterranean climate is perfect for growing grapes. The Ventoux is Provence’s highest mountain and named after the word for wind “vent”. So we get some altitude here, the vines from which our wines come are at around 150 to 220m, with plenty of natural ventilation. The combination gives the wines from here an unusual and natural freshness which is a great counter balance to the sun-soaked richness of the fruit.
The Rosé 2021 is a classic blend of Cinsault and Grenache Noir, in proportion 55/45. Cinsault is similar to Grenache Noir but lighter and juicier. Cinsault brings out a raspberry, peach and citrus fruit, Grenache Noir brings out herbes de Provence, strawberry and red cherry fruit, and provides depth and bass notes. The wine is dry, light to medium-bodied at under 12.5% with a touch of tannin to support light dishes and grills. It’s a clean, persistent, feel good wine.
The grapes are grown and wine made for us by a local artisan producer whose family have farmed in the region for over 300 years. The vines are between 30 and 40 years old and are grown on poor, stony, clay-limestone soils. Organic after flowering, the vineyard is farmed for sustainability with minimal treatments and use of tractor.
The wine is made with a light touch, fermented and aged in temperature controlled stainless steel tank by native yeast. There are no additives, and no manipulations other than a light but prudent dose of sulfur.
It was bottled on April 21 2022.
SO2 Total 70 mg/L