Lavau Cotes du Rhone Rose 2019 - Rhone, France
Vivino 4/5 stars
Wine Experience "Fruit-driven, fine and round. Very refreshing. Fresh, well-balanced fruits with notes of raspberry, strawberry, citrus and red currant." (2016 vintage)
Wine Seek "This wine has naturally fine fruits notes and reveals a fresh and well-balanced body. Typical of the Rhône Valley, the Grenache Noire and Cinsault grape varieties deliver a wine with fine and concentrated fruit aromas." (2016 vintage)
The Winemaker "Beautiful, delicate colour and clarity, deliciously fruity bouquet full of red berries and memories of summer."
Grenache noir (60%) Cinsault (40%)
Made by award-winning producer, Lavau, this wine comes from a selection of vineyards from across the southern Rhône Valley, running from Montélimar to Nîmes. (2016 vintage)
The Grenache and Cinsault vines are planted on dry, generally stony, terrain and produce a yield of 46 hl/ha. The grapes are pressed immediately upon arrival in the winery, and a lightly tinted juice is then vinified like white wine, at the same temperature (16-18°C). Malolactic fermentation is prevented in order to preserve the fresh, crisp character of this rosé. Ageing takes place in vat and the wine is bottled before spring. (2016 vintage)
Originally from Bordeaux, the Lavau family has been involved with winemaking for generations, and have had vineyards ranging from Bordeaux to Tunisia. In 1964 they were seduced by the richness and quality of the Provencal soil and settled down to make wine in the Rhone Valley.
The cellars of Lavau are managed by Benoit and Frederic Lavau, who work in partnership with 350 different grape growers. Benoit is a frequent visitor to Singapore and Pop Up Wine events.
South of France is the largest rosé-producing area in the world and delivering a highly individual style a long way from the sweeter, fruitier rosés of the New World.