Château De Berne, Inspiration Rosé, Côtes de Provence, France, 2018 (ROSE)
Overview of the Wine
Nestled in the hills of Provence, vines have been grown on the Château grounds since Roman times. Situated on the Aurelian Way, a Roman road formerly linking Italy and Spain, the vineyard was also a trading post for wines. Sheltered by acres of pine forests and lavender fields and enjoying over 3000 hours of sunshine a year, our grapes enjoy the cooler Provence nights which slows their ripening and helps produce this perfect range of Provencal rosés.
Much more than just a rosé, this is a hand crafted wine created from grapes specially selected by our winemaker from a unique vineyard block in the heart of the Berne estate. An exquisite dry and elegant rosé with delicate aromas to excite the palate.
Grape / Blend
50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 20% Syrah
Côtes de Provence, France
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
A textbook Provençal rosé that is the wine for the tried and true fan of the best wines of the region. A beautifully textured wine that lends body and intensity to the color and nose. Dry in the finish with flavors of fresh strawberry, Provençal lavender and picked basil. A perfect food wine.
A bold, intense pink color that falls in the deeper pink spectrum. Classic Provence. Floral, clean, fresh berries first then followed by fresh herbs and flowers – like walking through a Provence lavender field on an early summer morning. The harmony of bright acidity, rich texture, and dry finish show the completeness of this wine. Creamy strawberry notes upfront and lingering flavors of fresh basil, thyme, lavender.
Pairs well with classic roasted chicken with lemon and Herbs de Provence, grilled lobster. An incredible wine for the holiday table with its visual appeal and ability to pair with a variety of challenging Thanksgiving and holiday dishes.