Lavau Côtes du Rhône Rosé 2016 ~ 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."
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."
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.
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 a 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.
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.