Chateau Beaulieu Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Rose 2020
Ideal as an aperitif, it will perfectly fit with grilled red mullets, fish soup, scallops, crab meat or a strawberry tart.
Château Beaulieu is a beautiful and historic estate that was home to the Counts of Provence dating back to 1576. Since Henri III was King of France in 1579, it has belonged successively to all the great families of Provence, who took care to preserve its exceptional land.
Nestled in the heart of Provence and within the region’s only volcano, Trevaresse, the estate lies just a few kilometers away from Aix-en-Provence and sits at a high altitude of 1,200 feet. Facing the Lubéron and overlooking the Durance valley, Silvacane Abbey and La Roque d’Anthéron,the vineyard has an extremely diverse range of soils.
With 432 acres of vines, Château Beaulieu is the largest estate in AOP Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence. One of its vineyards is 345-acre in size and is the largest single vineyard in Aix-en-Provence. Vineyard management and winemaking is 100% estate and under our control, led by master blender and renowned winemaker Stéphane Derenoncourt
A fantastic source of dry rosés from the usual red Rhône varieties, Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence is a coastal, hilly region whose variations in elevations and microclimates make it ideal for viticulture. Red and a small amount of white wines, also made from Rhône grape varieties, are found here as well.
Whether it’s playful and fun or savory and serious, most rosé today is not your grandmother’s White Zinfandel, though that category remains strong. Pink wine has recently become quite trendy, and this time around it’s commonly quite dry. Since the pigment in red wines comes from keeping fermenting juice in contact with the grape skins for an extended period, it follows that a pink wine can be made using just a brief period of skin contact—usually just a couple of days. The resulting color depends on grape variety and winemaking style, ranging from pale salmon to deep magenta.