|Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rosé Blend
|Dry, Rosé, Full Bodied, Red Fruits, Fresh, Food Friendly
Château Routas Rosé is a unique Coteaux Varois en Provence blend with a balanced flavour profile. It has aromas of freshly cut watermelon, ripe peach, and floral notes that lead to a palate of wild strawberries and hints of mineral notes. Its full body, crisp acidity, and refreshing finish make it an ideal summertime sipper.
Decanter Magazine: 89Pts
"Château Routas is owned by a Scottish family and is located in the northern hills of Provence, not far from Brad Pitt’s Miraval. This rosé expresses the vibrant freshness of the cooler climate and higher altitudes. Delicate aromas of red fruit and fresh herbal notes lead on to vibrant, juicy red fruit with a delicate web of leafy acidity and a tang of pithy wild fruit. Well balanced, mouthwatering and ticking all the boxes – elegant, fruit-forward and crunchy. It delivers exactly what is expected from a Provence rosé."
Elizabeth Gabay MW
About the Producer
The 290 hectare Estate of Chateau Routas is nestled between the old town elegance of Aix-en-Provence, and the white sand beaches that line the Gulf de Saint Tropez. An altitude of 350 meters provides cooler nights contributing to wines that combine both freshness and grape complexity.
The sustainable farmed estate abounds in the agricultural diversity that is key to vine health. The 290 hectares encompass wheat fields and olive trees, and black truffles stud the earth. Red poppies give way to brilliant yellow sunflowers, and in the fall, the surrounding forests yield abundant mushrooms-cepes (porcini), fragile girolles, and morels. Helpful insects play their part in keeping the vines disease-free.
Vineyard and Winery
The grape varietals are harvested separately, destemmed, and then go directly into the press bladder. Maceration occurs for the next few hours. This time allows cold settling to be complete before inoculation of selected yeasts. The grape varietals are fermented separately in stainless steel tanks. After fermentation the blending of the rosé cuvée takes place followed by two or three racking’s to ensure the new wine is crystal clear. The wine is then bottled in January.
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