Chateau Les Mesclances 2020 'Romane' Cotes de Provence Rose AOC

Chateau Les Mesclances 2020 'Romane' Cotes de Provence Rose AOC

Item Number: 15267

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: Provence
Sub Region: Provence
Appellation/AVA: Cotes de Provence AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2020
Grape(s): 70% Grenache / Cinsault / Mourvedre
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Permian Blue schist with quartz

From 20-year-old vines at the base of the hill overlooking the estate, the Romane is made up of 70% Grenache, along with Cinsault and Mourvedre, the latter of which provides a point of amertume (a fresh, bitter note) and a salinity that quickly draws one back to the wine. The Grenache spends a few hours macerating with the skins, providing an extra layer of depth and structure to this classic wine.

Harvest: Manual
Press Wine: 100% press wine
Yeast: Native (pied de cuve)
Aging: 3-6 months in stainless steel; wine remains on its fine lees until assemblage prior to bottlling
Malolactic Fermentation: Blocked via temperature
Fining and Filtration: Bentonite fining, plate filtration
Sulfites: Applied when necessary

Tasting Notes: With notes of candied fruit and red currant, this cuvée is an ideal aperitif at any time of the year. An ideal balance of tannin, acid, and intensity of flavor is a testament to the careful cellar practices of Château Les Mesclances.

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 88 (7/8/2021)

    The 2020 Cotes de Provence Rose Romane is a blend of 42% Grenache, 40% Cinsault and 18% Syrah. Fermented and aged in stainless steel, it's a predictable pale salmon-hued wine, with vibrant notes of lime zest, alpine strawberries and hints of peach and melon. Medium-bodied, it's crisp, clean and impeccably made, with a lasting finish. For the price, it's a solid value.
  • Wine Enthusiast
    Rating: 89 (7/1/2021)

    (Best Buy) Bright red fruits and a crisp texture give this wine light fruitiness. It has a rapier-like freshness, finished with acidity. Drink now.