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Vincent Shares His Insight into our Delightfully Traditional Provence Rose

As expected as August being a summer month (even if it needs to be reminded in Cornwall sometimes), we are going to talk about rosẻ.

And more specifically about the wonderful Provence rosẻ of our wine list.

Cuvẻe Elẻgance by Mathilde and Thomas Carteron

About the wine:

The grapes for the Carteron’s rosé are sourced from vineyards situated in the commune of La Londe in a valley surrounded by the Massif des Maures on sun-drenched slopes and a landscape of rocks of schists with veins of quartz. In the summer the location of the valley near the sea allows cooling breezes which leads to a slower and more progressive maturation of the grapes, giving the wines fine aromatic structure. Yields are 50 hl/ha and organic manures are used. Harvests are completely manual over the course of six weeks, always in the morning when temperatures are cooler. The estate waits until there is an optimal balance of sugars, acids and polyphenols before starting the harvest, parcel by parcel. The blend of the rosé is Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah. The colour is the spirit of Provence, pale, crystalline and limpid. The nose is pretty, unveiling floral aromas of bergamot and sweet jasmine as well as bouquet of exotic and red berry fruits, whilst the palate picks up notes of mango and lychee with a more savoury edge of peach-stone and citrus.

Something about the wine makers:

MATHILDE CARTERON

EXPORT & COMMUNICATION MANAGER

“Trained in marketing and communication and with ten years’ experience in event management, I moved into the rosé wine and beer industries, two fascinating and very dynamic sectors. I developed our export sales to help drive the growth of the company, seeking to adapt our products and recipes to other markets.”

THOMAS CARTERON

PRODUCTION & SALES MANAGER

“ A trained agricultural engineer, after a few years spent working in research, I become a vigneron and, using biodynamic principles, developed two estates with over 180 hectares of vineyards, olive groves and scrubland. In 2005, I set up a wine trading company (négoce). Since 2011, I have been developing a new activity, in tandem with my wine business,… brewing beer.”