17 January 2012

Its Irrésistible! Domaine de la Croix Rosé

DiscoverVin introduces a Cru Classé Rosé
from Provence

The name says it all.  Irresistible!  An irresistible rosé from Provence, the home of rosé. 
The Wine
An irresistible blend of Cinsaut (40%), Shiraz (30%) and Grenache (30%). The pearl pink colour of the wine is the natural colour of the juice, with extra depth provide through a brief period of skin contact or maceration.
Provence sets the benchmark for the light dry textural style of Rosé that has always been popular in France and has become a recent trend here in Australia. In Côtes de Provence at least 20% of the wine must be saigneé, which means “bled”. After crushing, the free-run juice is run off after a short prefermentation maceration, producing a pale pink wine.
Our Tasting Notes
The bottle makes a statement on any table
Pale pink, elegant nose with citrus fruits aromas. Supple and fruity, with a soft and silky "finale". Perfect summer wine! The magnum will make a statement on any summer table!
Online Prices: 
500ml, $19.90
750ml $25.00
1500ml $55.00
Alcohol content: 13.00 % VOL
The Producer
Domaine de La Croix, created in 1882, is situated near the village of La Croix Valmer with an outlook to the beaches of St Tropez. It has the classification of Cru Classé. The slatey and sandy soils of the hillside vineyard, contribute to the unique terroir for this irrésistible Rosé.
Very few Provençal producers are given the Cru Classé classification, denoting an exceptional winery.
Here is some more detailed information from the producer:

The property:  The Bolloré group purchased the domaine in 2001 and has since been restructuring it to recover the excellence of this terroir, which was singled out as an exceptional, classified growth area in 1955.

Authentic quality: The winemaking process from the vine to the cellar is highly controlled to keep the grapes in perfect condition. Grape varieties have been selected based on soil studies, and the uniqueness of the terroir has attracted great names like renowned winemaker Michel Rolland, who serves as consultant.

Respect for the environment: To preserve this splendid site – a natural habitat for mimosa trees, maritime pines, and eucalyptus – Domaine de La Croix uses traditional methods for sustainable wine growing: maintenance of the grounds by ploughs, organic fertilization, and preservation of the groves to limit erosion.

Unique terroir: Thanks to its special climate with maritime air, the domaine’s vines are varied and are typical of the Côtes de Provence region. Plots with surface soils composed of friable schist with weak water reserves, are planted in black Grenache or Cinsault. Deeper, stony ground is perfect for Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre, and Tibouren, whose quality is enhanced by maritime influences.

A promising future: Improvements made in this decade – new plantings with strong densities, trellising, and short cane pruning – assure high quality and concentrated wines. A new underground cellar is also being built, providing up-to-date equipment, a tasting room, and a wine shop. Oenologist Michel Rolland is present at the time of planting and harvest, closely following the vinification process and validating the assemblage of various blends. He recognizes the uniqueness and exceptional quality of the wines produced by the Domaine de La Croix.

“Once you have tasted Rosé you will never go back”
Leeanne De Bortoli
founder of the Rosé Revolution

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