La Lieue 2022, Chateau La Lieue Côte de Varois, Provence
This is a classically delicious crisp Provence Rose. A blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Carignan, it has lovely, delicate floral aromas with fresh red berries flavours and a hint of lychee.
Château la Lieue. A fifth generation Domaine, located in the heart of Provence. The vineyard covers 78 hectares and winemaking has been organic since 1998.
The vineyards of Coteaux Varois en Provence are located in the heart of ‘calcareous Provence’. In its basins and narrow valleys, production is strictly limited to 28 communes grouped around Brignoles, the former summer home of the Counts of Provence. Its terroir is distinguished by pronounced mountainous reliefs that peak at 600 to more than 1,000 metres in the Sainte-Baume mountain range.
Harvest is at night, variety by variety. Short skin contact for aroma extraction, pneumatic pressing, 36 hours cold settling. Alcoholic fermentation by temperature control between 14°c and 16°c Coteaux Varois en Provence.