Producer: Domaine Terre de Mistral
Wine: 2018 Mediterranee Rosé Cuvee Pauline
Varietal: 100% Sangiovese - 100% stainless steel
Vinification: Cold skin contact and cold maceration of the must for 2 weeks. Fermentation between 60 and 65 degrees farhenheit. Maturation on fine lees for 1 month without malolactic fermentation.
Tasting Notes: Lovely pale melon color. Intense aromas of ripe peaches, red berries, tropical fruit, orange flowers and light garrigue. The mid-palate is explosive, round and balanced by refreshing acidity and a salty minerality. The finish is bold and dry. A great value to enjoy year-round.
Food: Pairs with traditional summer dishes - barbecues, ratatouille, bouillabaisse, Nicoise salad and antipasti. Balance of boldness and stone dry finish is also the perfect fit for grilled flatiron steak drizzled in olive oil and served with roasted vegetables, a salami, prosciutto and cheese platter, chicken kebabs or Indian Tandoori lamb.
Cellaring: Drink now
DOMAINE TERRE DE MISTRAL
Sainte Victoire, Provence
The vineyards of Terre de Mistral extend over 123 acres in different sectors with the furthest located at the foothill of the Sainte Victoire Mountain. Grenache, Syrah, Rolle, Cinsault and Carignan are used to produce the AOP Côtes de Provence and AOP Côtes de Provence "Sainte Victoire". Adjacent to the winery of the Terre de Mistral is clay limestone soil, favorable for higher yield. That area is on a plain and is used to produce the IGP Méditerranée wines such as Merlot, Cabernet, Petit Verdot, small grain Muscat, Viognier, Colombard and Sangiovese grapes.
Since its creation, the wine cellar has seen regular equipment and technological upgrades to make it an advanced tool in the development of all the wines especially the rosé de Provence. This has directly impacted the quality and style of the 100% Sangiovese rose, a fuller bodied rose dictated by the Sangiovese varietal with a very dry finish Provence style!