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Cuvée Aurélia Rosé

Full and aromatic, the Aurélia cuvée is a gastronomic wine that stands out thanks to its finesse and originality.

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Climate
The 2019 vintage began with a warm and pleasant winter that lead to an early spring followed by a warm and very dry summer. This impeded the normal ripening of the grapes but with patience we waited for them to achieve optimal ripeness. Small yields but great potential.

Grape Varieties
40% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache, 30% Syrah.

Wine-Making
Plot by plot; 3 hour skin maceration at 12 ° C; pressing with rapid separation of press juices; stabulation at 4 ° C for one week; cold static settling; fermentation in barrels and ovoid vats; control of the fermentation temperature at 16 ° C; blockage of malolactic fermentation; aging on lees and batonnage for 6 months.

Tasting Notes
Elegant pink hue with salmon reflections. The nose is expressive and complex with a floral touch (broom), notes of candied fruit (melon, mango), sweet spices (cinnamon). The palate is ripe, full with a touch of freshness on the attack (grapefruit), there are candied fruit and it ends with notes of sweet almonds. A beautiful structure reinforces the original and elegant character of this gastronomic rosé.

Meal Suggestion
Scallops, pan-fried foie gras, sole meunière.

Awards

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2017: Mondial du Rosé - Silver Medal

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2017: Wines Provence Contest - Gold medal

Press

Vintage 2019

Matthew Jukes - 2020
What impresses me about this particular cuvée is that it hasn’t fallen into the trap that virtually all others do when chasing a top-flight rosé dream. Usually, when estates ‘push’ their wines to make ‘super-cuvées’ the wheels almost always fall off! In my experience, oak is often the biggest culprit with heavy-handed, badly selected barrels and overzealous winemakers getting over-excited about creating a grand and impactful wine. Oak inevitably tramples over all of the delicate rosé flavours which are coaxed from the red grape skins when making sophisticated rosé wines. Aurélia steps back from temptation and merely uses the oak to add volume and sheen. The result is a catwalk rosé, which sashays across the palate with a flirtatious swing of its hips and this is all of the excitement I need to get my pulse racing.

Jancis Robinson - 17 points
Very awkward bottle shape (fat bottom) and very heavy bottle. Pale golden coral colour. Tropical, papaya and orange-peel nose. Rich and almost lush with creamy, languid fruit, but the spice from the oak is fantastically dispersed through the palate, giving it a white-peppery bite. Real kerpow rosé! Serious stuff. No quaffing by the pool please, this deserves attention. Worthy of its price tag. (TC) The Wine

Vintage 2015


Josh Raynolds - 91 points - 2016
Vivid orange-pink. Highly fragrant orange and strawberry scents are complemented by suggestions of lavender and white pepper. Juicy, seamless and focused on the palate, offering concentrated citrus fruit and red berry flavours and a suave touch of spicecake. Shows excellent clarity and thrust on a long, sappy finish that echoes the orange note.


The Wine Advocate - 90 points - 2016 - Jeb Dunnuck
Slightly deeper in colour, yet just as good, the 2015 Aurelia Rose has lots of black cherry, black raspberry and orange peel in a medium-bodied, rich, nicely textures style. It’s a layered, food friendly Rose that’s impeccably balanced and will be versatile on the dinner table. 90 points.