Estandon Héritage Côtes de Provence Rosé (2015) - 750mL
in a mixed or straight dozen
A fabulous Côtes de Provence rose to enjoy with friends - more fun than serious except seriously good value for money.
Pale in appearance with lychee-colored shades, this vintage develops delicate,fresh aromas of peaches and pears.
Delicious, soft and well-balanced on the palate.
Estandon has been expressing the personality of the Côtes de Provence A.O.C. wines with talent since 1947
Vintage after vintage, it remains the reference, synonymous with quality and relaxed enjoyment.
Pale in appearance with lychee-colored shades, this vintage develops delicate,fresh aromas of peaches and pears. Delicious, soft and well-balanced on the palate.
Estandon is made from a blend of wines produced in the best terroirs of the Côtes de Provence A.O.C. with shallow schist and loam soils located in the Maures mountains and on the hilltop slopes near Flayosc, on the doorstep of the Verdon.
These ancient vineyards grow on countryside hills alongside olive trees and Holm Oaks.
Other vineyards, located at a slightly lower altitude, on the clay-limestone slopes of the commune of Le Thoronet (home to the famous 12th century Cistercian abbey), and the variegated sandstone soil of the Cannet des Maures commune, enjoy an exceptional amount Provençal sunshine.
The grapes are mainly harvested by machine very early in the night in order to ensure that the wine has a lovely pale appearance.
A short maceration on the skins is performed before pressing. The juices are settled at low temperature. Alcoholic fermentation is temperature-controlled and malolactic fermentation is prevented.
Vinification is carried out in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats, in the traditional manner.
Estandon Vignerons has a traceability process and a quality of production which has been IFS (International Food Standard) certified at the highest level since 2009. The AFAQ 26000 assessment also guarantees that Estadon Vignerons is committed to its social, environmental and economic responsibilities.
Chilled to about 8-10 °C before pouring.
This wine pairs nicely with grilled seafood and is a fine, subtle match with Mediterranean cuisine.