Etoile 2016

Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence AOP

Château Beaulieu is among the most famous estates in the Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence appellation. The estate comprises 140 hectares of vines which lie at an altitude of 400 metres, in the heart of an ancient volcanic crater. The vineyard land had been farmed in the area since Roman times, although the Château itself was built as a stronghold for the French King Henry III in 1576.


Vinification

Direct pressing, and fermentation in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures.


Maturation

In winter, the wine is kept at 15°C
(59°F) by automatic temperature control.
Light filtration before bottling.
Storage in air-conditioned cellars


Tasting Notes

Eye: Bright litchi colour.

Nose: Ripe red currant and red fruit aromas on the nose.

Palate: This light rosé wine expresses some very intense aromas of red fruits and pomelo. Its velvety mouth associated with its freshness gives it something very aerial.


Food Pairings

An ideal aperitif, served between 8° and 10°C, this wine pairs beautifully with a wide variety of seafood.


Harvest Notes

This year the harvest began on Monday, August 31st to end on Wednesday, October 7th.
The harvest was very healthy. In spite of a vintage which looked solar, the situation of the domain at high altitude (400 meters) allowed us to keep low degrees, with a good acidity, what will maintain our typicality on Château Beaulieu wines.

Color, Intensity, Fullness, Acidity … all the ingredients for a great Provence rosé!



Resources

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Download the high-resolution bottle shot (tiff)
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Varietals

77% Grenache
13% Cabernet-Sauvignon
4% Rolle
2% Syrah
2% Cinsault
2% Mourvèdre


Appellation

Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence AOP

Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence AOP


Winemaker

Guillaume Cordonis


Alcohol

13.0%


Soil Types

Clayey-calcareous and volcanic basaltic soil.