Le Caillou Rosé
Rosé 2018Download Technical Information (PDF) Download HD Photo
2018 VINTAGE : A rare and unique vintage !
The vintage 2018 will be remembered by the winemakers of Chateauneuf- du-Pape for years. After an abundant budding, the vintage seemed to be generous. But it was underestimating on the vagaring of Spring, which turned out to be extremely rainy, with more than 300 mm of precipitation in April and May. Without any help of the Mistral, the atmosphere was hot andwet, offering perfect conditions for Mildew development. “Never seen such a Spring” told us our Elders.This season required an investment of every moment for our team, especially for our vineyard, grown organically. Luckily, the summer was hot and dry, providing favorable conditions for producing and harvest grapes of excellent quality at full maturity. Marked by low yields (17 to 20 hl/ha), our 2018 wines have a beautiful elegance, delicate tannins and an outstanding balance. A seductive vintage, under low allocation.
BLEND : 55% Grenache 15% Counoise 15% Syrah 15% Mourvèdre
SOILS CHARACTERISTICS: Sandy and safres soils.
Hand-picking with sorting in the vineyard and then in the cellar.
Pneumatic pressing in whole bunches. Cold settling during one night at 10°C. Vinification in stainless steel tank.
WINEMAKER TASTING NOTES:
This wine has a pretty brilliant colour of Cavaillon melon flesh. The nose is intensely fragranced with a panel of exotic fruit aromas, Antilles banana accompanied by notes of grapefruit. The mouth is creamy and tonic, on aromas of white flesh fruits and peach, with a long finish.
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING:
Gambas flavoured with pastis – Sea food paëlla - Spaghettis alle vongole.