Tolchards-Wine Brochure-2023 - Flipbook - Page 91
On the cool uplands of northern Provence,
at 250 to 270m, a blend of Cinsault and
Grenache with a touch of old vine fruit
from Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon are
grown to make this rosé.
The majority of the blend comes from
10-year-old Cinsault vines, which are
fermented to preserve the fruit character.
The second major variety is Grenache,
a mix of old vine (50 years on the highest
slopes) and young vines harvested in
The Château Routas soil varies
dramatically, resulting in small vineyards
that are often unusually shaped. Some
plots are red as crushed brick, while
others are of crumbly grey limestone
mixed with bright red stones that
bleach in the hot summer sun.
The elevation is among Provence’s
highest, providing cool nights that slow
the ripening of the grapes, contributing
complexity, and dictating harvests that
are up to a month later than those
nearer the coast.
PRODUCER: Château Routas
GRAPE: Cabernet Sauvignon,
Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah
THREE WORDS: Refreshing, Dry, Floral
ROUTAS WINE ESTATE