Provence Sainte Victoire Rosé
The Mas de Cadenet estate is located at the base of the Sainte Victoire mountain (the mountain that French artist Cézanne made famous through his paintings), in the heart of Provence. It is a family estate and has been owned and run by the Négrel family for seven generations. The domaine is composed of 45 hectares of vines planted 250 meters above sea level, with a southern exposure. 40 hectares are classified in AOC Sainte-Victoire, and 5 hectares are planted in AOC Côtes de Provence. The name Mas means Estate in Provençal (the local dialect), and Cadenet comes from cade, a shrub of the Juniper family.
Certified Organic. 40% Grenache - 40% Cinsault - 20% Syrah Rosé de saignée (a method of rosé production that involves bleeding off the juice after limited contact with the skins) - Hand harvested. Indigenous yeast. No oak The well-drained vineyards are on a South facing plateau, 250 meters above sea level. Clay and limestone soils from the secondary Cretaceous and Jurassic. The top soil is composed of cobbles washed down from the Sainte Victoire Mountain. Mediterranean climate with abundant sunshine and a lot of wind (Mistral).
Light brilliant pink. Sharply focused red berry, tangerine and lavender scents, along with a chalky mineral nuance and a hint of fennel. Juicy and seamless in texture, offering vibrant red currant and cherry flavors that flesh out steadily on the back half. Rich yet nervy in character. Finishes stony and long, with repeating florality.