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Croix d'Engardin, AOP Côteaux Varois en Provence

This food-friendly rosé can be drunk now but will be really ready from 2022.

 

Chateau de L’Escarelle of one of the most prestigious wine estates in the heart of Provence, with 100 hectares of organically certified vineyards set in 1,000 hectares of beautiful woodland.

In the past year this property has made impressive steps to establish itself as a major player of sustainable agriculture in France. In 2016 the estate achieved Haute Valeur Environnementale certification (France’s most stringent environmental certification scheme, level 3), demonstrating their deep-rooted commitment to protecting the natural world. Their vines are planted at up to 500 metres above sea level, hugging the slopes of the Montagne de La Loube and adapting to the estates' clay and limestone soil profile. The terroir’s distinctive character is perfect for creating highly-expressive, elegant Rosé wines.

The flagship of the Estate’s wines, each bottle is individually numbered. This is the finest expression of the amazing terroir. On the slopes of one of the steepest, craggiest hills on the estate, the medieval-era Knights Templar built a fort that can be seen to this day. To commemorate the builders, the very finest wine bears the famous cross of the Order of the Knights Templar. Over a number of years, they have patiently selected grapes from the most expressive plots of the estate and thus created a flagship wine.

Exclusively harvested by hand and transported in crates. Grapes are sorted at each individual stage of the harvest and are selected and picked at the point of optimal ripeness. Gentle pressing cycle and cold stabilization over a period of several weeks before fermentation. The wine is vinified and kept on fine lees to really bring out the aromatic character of the wine.

Aromas of fresh wild strawberry fruit, supported by pear, acacia blossom and white fruit notes on the palate.

Perfect for sophisticated aperitifs, southern French dishes, Mediterranean fish dishes and quality grilled meats.

This wine has intensity, richness and concentration from the selection of fruit. Ripe, soft red-berry flavors and density elevate the texture.

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28.60
Description:
GRAPES
Syrah 80%
SECONDARY GRAPES VARIETIES
Grenache 20%
CLOSURE
Natural Cork
COUNTRY
FRANCE
UNITS
10.125
CHARACTERISTICS
Fresh wild strawberry fruit, pear, acacia blossom and white fruit notes.
TYPE
Rosé
ABV
13.5%
REGION
Côtes de Provence
STYLE
Still Wine
VINTAGE
2020
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2018, France
An intense nose of rose petals, oriental spice and tropical fruit. Gently off-dry, with a round and mellow texture...
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2019, Italy
Excellent as an aperitif if drunk alone, it goes well with warm starters of sea fish, delicate fried fish from the Adriatic, vegetable tempura...
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16.59
Italy
Refined, fruity, with scents of citrus, white peach, and green apple. Full-flavoured, crisp, and showing an elegant touch of sweetness...
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16.59
2019, Italy
The ideal pairing (so-called ‘by tradition’) is with the classic ‘cicheti’ from Veneto (a sort of fish-based appetizers, eggs, vegetables)...
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16.59
2019, France
This is a round, textured rose, a gorgeous, vibrant, dark, pink colour. Nice dry, refreshing finish. You may have trouble sharing it!
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19.99
2020, France
Perfect for sophisticated aperitifs, southern French dishes, Mediterranean fish dishes and quality grilled meats. Ripe, soft red-berry flavours and density elevate the texture.
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28.60