Commanderie De La Bargemone - Rose - Coteaux D'aix en Provence -2019
Bargemone is among the foremost estates of the Coteaux d’Aix appellation of Provence. A benchmark producer of the delicious, dry rosé for which Provence is famous, the Commanderie was founded by Templar knights in the 13th century, and is home to a proud viticultural tradition and more than 160 acres of sustainably grown vineyards.
163 acres under vine, with 138 acres red varieties (Grenache,
Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, Counoise) and 25 acres
white varieties (Sauvignon Blanc and Rolle (Vermentino)).
Stony, clay/limestone soils.
*Agriculture Biologique, certified QualiSud.
*AB = European equivalent of organic
AOC Coteaux d’Aix en Provence.
40% Grenache, 25% Cinsault, 20% Syrah, 15% Cabernet
Yields of 4 tons/acre. Vines average 26 years in age, except for
the Rolle and Sauvignon Blanc, from new 4 to 7‐year‐old
vineyards. Harvested very early in the morning to preserve
freshness of the grapes
The various grape varieties are vinified separately. Direct
pressed, with no maceration. Cold settled in stainless steel
tanks for 3‐5 days prior to fermentation. 10 days fermentation
at 59°F. No malolactic conversion. Vinified entirely in stainless
steel tanks. Blended in December and bottled in January.
Offers classic aromas of wild strawberries and red currants,
with a light, floral character and a crisp, bone‐dry palate.
A rosé of reference, to be enjoyed year‐round on its own or
with a wide range of lighter fare and Provence‐inspired cuisine.