Grapes grown from Chateau d'Esclans' vineyard, consisting primarily of Grenache and Rolle (Vermentino). Harvesting at sunrise to noon. Grapes are sorted by optical eye electronically and manually three times. Destemming and slight crushing at 7-8 degrees to avoid oxydation. Free run juice and first slight pressing. No maceration. Both free run juice and pressed juice partially vinified in demi-muids and stainless steel, both temperature controlled.
Lovely pale and fresh rose, light florality with red summer fruits (wild strawberries) and a touch of melon and peach on the nose, quite broad on the palate with lively natural concentration, the finish lifted by a refreshing acidity. This is a wine with charm and elegance, perfect for a summer lunch.