Chene Bleu Rose Vaucluse 2018

  • Type: Rosé
  • Producer: Chene Bleu
  • Varietal: Rose
  • Country: France
  • Region: Rhone
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: D9289
Special Price $36.95 Regular Price $44.95
In stock
SKU
D9289
Chene Bleu Rose Vaucluse 2018 is available to buy in increments of 1

A blend of 62% Grenache, 16% Syrah, 5% Cinsault, 8% Mourvèdre, 9% Rolle.
Appearance: Pale pink, clear with bright tints.
Nose: Rich and intense. Notes of raspberry and redcurrant mixed with touches of grapefruit and lime. Floral hints. Palate: Balanced and fresh, both rich and elegant with a pleasant fruitiness
Finish: Long citrus notes. Ideal with seafood and shellfish, but also a perfect accompaniment to lightly spiced dishes, summer salads, or tender lamb.
Aging potential: 3 years
-From the winery website

93 pts Vinous

Shimmering orange-pink. Powerful, mineral-accented red berry, nectarine, orange zest and floral scents are complemented by a subtle garrigue element that gains strength as the wine opens up. Juicy and energetic on the palate, offering gently sweet strawberry, white peach and tangerine flavors supported by a spine of juicy acidity. Concentrated yet lithe in character, finishing with strong mineral thrust and resonating florality.

"The Wines are Exceptional!"

- Decanter

Taking on the task of restoring an old property in ruins dating back to the 15th century, complete with a medieval priory and vineyard that had been slumbering quietly for centuries, is not for the faint of heart. When Xavier and Nicole Rolet stumbled across the Chêne Bleu property located in the beautiful foothills of Mont Ventoux, in the southern Rhône region of Provence, they became enchanted by the pristine, remote location and fascinating history of the place.  A working vineyard since the Middle Ages, the vines had not been tended for over 50 years, allowing this enterprising couple to replant the vineyards, build a state-of-the-art multi-level winery and conversion to biodynamic viticulture. High elevation vineyards have become a status symbol in recent years and Chêne Bleu’s are among the highest in the area, sitting between 1800-2000 feet above sea level. One of the hallmarks of mountain-grown wines is the high acidity, outstanding fruit quality and ballet-like balance thanks to wide swings in temperatures from day to night. A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvèdre and Rolle, this wine speaks of the place where it was grown. It has a nose that is both fruity and floral with top notes of jasmine and a heart of wild strawberry, nectarine and orange zest. On the palate it is concentrated and powerful, yet buoyant and energetic. Flavors of red berries and tangerine echo the nose, and it finishes with a fine streak of minerality.

Fun Fact

Chêne Bleu is named for a magnificent, centuries-old oak tree growing at the edge of La Verrière’s 260-acre forest and presiding regally over the vineyards, forest and medieval priory for hundreds of years.