Fontimple, AOC Vacqueyras, Rosé, 2018

Presentation

The wine
Seigneur de Fontimple’s name comes from an historic part of the appellation. It epitomises the diversity of Cru Vacqueyras’ terroir. The original seigneur, or lord, who loved fine wine, decided one day to plant a vine on his land. He was delighted to discover the extraordinary elegance and silkiness of the wine made from it. The wines of Seigneur de Fontimple soon made a name for themselves thanks to their incredible finesse and suave texture.
Terroir
Cru Vacqueyras is a blend of wines from various parts of the appellation with different terroirs: soils with river stones on the surface, zaffer, and deep clay.
In the vineyard
Our vineyard management and winemaking methods, handed down through several generations, make the very most of the Vacqueyras terroir.
Vinification
Our cellarmaster tastes all the vats carefully and selects the best. The grapes are brought to the winery in the cool of the early-morning. After around twelve hours’ low-temperature skin contact (10°C), the free-run juice is collected and the grapes are pressed slowly. Only the first pressings go into our wine. Once blended, alcoholic fermentation takes place at 16-18°C.
Varietals
Cinsault
Grenache noir

Tasting advices

Tasting notes
The powerful, complex bouquet displays hints of raspberry, blackberry, and red fruit, and the wine is fruity, full-bodied, and thirst-quenching on the palate. The aftertaste has a hint of pink pepper. A perfect rosé to enjoy on a cool summer evening.
Food pairing
Ideal as an aperitif and with provencal cooking : cold ratatouille with pine nuts, grilled chops with herbs, summer salads. A perfect rosé to enjoy on a cool summer evening.