Rosé par Paris
Côtes de Provence Pierrefeu, Provence, France
Varietal: 30% Grenache and 70% Cinsault
Rosé par Paris is a rich, harmonious Provençal blend of 30% Grenache and 70% Cinsault Rosé wine produced by Domain de l’Allamande, a 74-acre family vineyard in the heart of the Pierrefeu area.
The vineyards of this “terroir” are located between the Mediterranean Sea, the slopes of the Massif des Maures mountains and the limestone plateaus of the Var midlands. All or part of twelve communes are included in the Côtes de Provence Pierrefeu “terroir”: Carnoules, Carqueiranne ; Collobrières, Cuers, La Crau, La Farlède, La Garde, La Valette, Le Pradet, Pierrefeu, Puget-Ville and Sollies Pont.
This sector’s climate still benefits from the effects of the Mediterranean Sea, with continental influences as well in the inland regions. Differences in temperature remain moderate. The spring and summer months are quite hot. The altitude of the vineyards remains below 400 meters.
There are three main types of soils in this sector: red sandy-clay soils characteristic of the Permian Depression; red, sandy clay pebbles (limestone gravel) in the plains, and reddish-brown silt-clays covered by schist pebbles in the hills. The domain enjoys specific characteristics: limestone soils, a continental climate with a maritime influence, which gives this wine a high minerality.
Nose: Fresh and fruity aromas of citrus and berries.
Taste Profile: Very refreshing flavors of rose water, white cherry and strawberry backed by good zip in this very fresh rosé. The finish offers a fresh burst of citrusy ruby red grapefruit and a zingy minerality.
Pair with: Enjoy chilled with salads, meat, fish or a Provençal meal.
Varietal: A Provençal blend of 30% Grenache and 70% Cinsault.
Color: Bright rosy pink called Litchi because of the brightness and clarity.
Serve at: 46 – 50°F / 8-10°C