Grapes: Grenache Noir, Clairette, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Bourboulenc, Picpoul
Grapes are handpicked from Château d’Aqueria’s own vineyards, which span 163 acres across the sandy slopes of Tavel. The mesoclimate is ideal for cultivating Grenache and crafting crisp, fresh rosé wines. Using its cutting-edge weather station located in the heart of the vineyards, Château d’Aqueria precisely monitors weather conditions and adjusts vineyard practices accordingly. The grapes are hand harvested and destemmed, followed by a maceration of 12 to 36 hours to extract color. The grapes are then pressed and each variety is vinified separately, undergoing temperature-controlled maceration and fermentation in stainless steel vats. The wines see no malolactic fermentation and no oak contact, but spend six months on the lees in stainless steel. The winemaker assembles an initial blend in November and then a second blending takes place in January before bottling.
Wine Enthusiast2015 vintage
Wine Spectator2015 vintage
To make a great vintage, a number of favorable elements have to come together at the same time and in the same place. Such was the case for the year 2015. Throughout the winter, thanks to significant rainfall, the soils were able to restore their reserves of water. In the springtime, the weather was dry and sunny, giving rise to excellent flowering and creating perfect health conditions at the beginning of the season. A very hot summer followed. The slight rainfall in July and August accompanied the vines and provided optimal conditions for total completion of their growing cycle, with no water stress whatsoever. The lovely Indian summer which followed in September brought the late-ripening grapes to perfect maturity.
Slightly lighter in color, distinctive aromatic expression redolent of white fruit. Great fullness, fleshy and round with our signature lingering, fresh finish, the expression of our greatest terroirs. This vintage is comparable to the great 1995 and 2000 years.
Delicious with Lamb curry, poultry in cream sauce, bouillabaisse, paella, Asian cuisine, goat cheeses.
GRAPES: Grenache Noir, Clairette, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Bourboulenc, Picpoul
AGING: 6 months in stainless
points of distinction
- The standard-bearer of the Tavel region
- A serious rosé with impact and presence on the palate
- A Grenache-based blend of grapes typical of the southern Rhône Valley
about the grape +
Grenache is loaded with dense, lusty aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackcurrant, jam, pepper and licorice, with a palate-coating texture and high alcohol.
Winemaker Vincent de Bez has been working for the family winery since 1977, with his father Paul and brother Bruno.