2019 Castelmaure Vin-Gris Rosé
France – Languedoc-Roussillon – Corbières
ABOUT SCV CASTELMAURE
S.C.V. Castelmaure is a cave cooperative, founded in the 1920’s, located in the unofficial Corbières cru site of Durban. The Serre mountain in the south protects the little plateau of Castelmaure from the off-weather patterns of the Mediterranean Sea.
The 65-member co-op farms 400 hectares (988 acres) around the tiny hamlet of Embres et Castelmaure. Antoine Robert is the head winemaker. He is assisted in winemaking by Fabrice Santini.
Castelmaure produces 90% red wine, 80% of which is A.O.C. Corbières. The AOC was created in 1985 and measures 13,034 hectares (32,324 acres). The appellation requires a minimum of two grapes in a wine blend, a maximum yield of 50 hl/ha, and minimum planting density of 4,000 vines per hectare.
ABOUT THE WINE
A pale pink color names this lively and refreshing vin-gris, with raspberry and cherry aromas with floral nuances. Medium-bodied with juicy acidity and lingering finish. Smooth, refreshing in an easy-drinking style.
90 pts Jeb Dunnuck 90 pts i-winereview.com
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