Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Wine of the Week: Château Revelette Coteaux d’Aix Rosé

While rosé can be enjoyed at anytime of year, there is something about spring that pairs perfectly with rosé; and Provence makes some of the best! This week our featured wine is from Château Revelette, a beautiful estate run by Peter Fisher that was once wild and picturesque farmland. This elegant and precise Coteaux d’Aix Rosé is farmed organically using biodynamic principles. It's comprised of 66% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 10% Carignan, 9% Ugni Blanc, with each grape varietal vinified separately. Showing notes of strawberry, apricot skin, ginger, and glazed citrus, it has a focused backbone and an lengthy finish. This light mineral-driven rosé is also full of concentrated fruit notes, making it a perfect pairing with grilled vegetables and fish, herbed poultry, and even Mexican and Thai cuisine.

Nestled in the heart of Provence on the northern slope of the Montagne Mont-Victoire (famously painted by Cézanne), lie the unspoiled and wild lands of Chateau Revelette. The estate is run by Peter Fischer, who studied oenology at the famous University of California – Davis, and upon completion of the program and a short stint at Buena Vista winery in Sonoma, he moved to the south of France and began his search for suitable land. Since his ownership, Peter has expanded the land under vine to 24 hectares and has planted nine grape varietals, all while respecting the surrounding nature. Peter has a relaxed and straightforward approach to winemaking and despite his Californian education, his resulting wines exude a classical Old World elegance and refinement.


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