Chateau Fontainebleau Ma Cuvée Rosé 2017
The Ma Cuvée Rosé comes from Chateau Fontainebleau, This estate dates back to the 17th century and takes its name from a nearby river, which helps to provide an environment of the wet subsoil. This means that the vines endure less heat during the summer, resulting in delicate and elegant red, white and rosé wines produced using only biodynamic methods. Spanning 27 hectares across a number of parcels, the vines at Château Fontainebleau grow alongside olive trees amid a landscape of rolling hills. Each parcel of land is dedicated to a single grape variety, either Ugni Blanc, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Vermentino, Cinsault or Carignan. The soils are highly diverse, but there is a prevalence of volcanic tuff rock, limestone clay and iron oxide-rich red mudstone.
Due to the vineyard’s configuration, the grapes can only be picked up by hand. This enables the domain to harvest parcels separately, letting others continue to ripen, and thus improving the production quality.
The Ma Cuvée Rosé exhibits a pale and radiant colour. The nose emits beautiful notes of white peach and citrus creating a delightful aroma with just a hint of spice. On the palate, the wine is straightforward and long, noticeably fresh with a mineral finish and a delicate hint of bitter citrus zest.