Coteaux d`Aix en Provence Rose `Chateau Paradis` 2018

Country
France
Region
Provence - Coteaux d`Aix en Provence
Producer
Chateau Paradis
Grape(s)
Syrah (60%)
Grenache (40%)
Type
Rose
Style
Rose
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content
13%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
No
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

The Coteaux d`Aix is a vineyard region of limestone and sandy soils to the north and west of the university town of Aix. It is inland and benefits from relatively cool summer nights due to the altitude, retaining acidity and produces elegant dry rosé wines from a combination of Cinsault, Carignan, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Producer

The Château Paradis estate covers 185 acres in the northern part of Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence, in the village of Le Puy Sainte Réparade. The estate is in the midst of a range of legendary landscapes, which the famous painters of Provence used to depict. The property was created by Jacques Héon (founder of Jacques’ Wein-Depot), who was charmed by the landscape. An old plot of vines called “Paradis” gave its name to the vineyard. The property became a winery in 2003 thanks to Philippe and Juliette Deschamps, who built a cellar and restored the bastide. Since 2011 the Thiéblin family, proud of their Provençal heritage, has been focused on bringing out the best in the estate. In 2012 they extended the vineyard with 123 additional acres. These new vineyard plantings and cellar investment have ensured that the recent vintages have really shone and they have been well rated by the Guide Hachette (France`s top wine guide).
Tasting Notes
Aix-en-Provence and its surrounding hills are home to many fantastic producers of Rose wines. Rich and intense on the nose, the Chateau Paradis rose offers perfumed aromas of flowers, pear and citrus. On the palate, the wine is well balanced with red fruit flavours, a fresh acidity and a long, fruity finish.
Food
Serve with cold meats, smoked salmon, bouillabaise and grilled sardines.
Media
Wine Enthusiast 90 points June 2018.