Château Bas Côteaux de Aix en Provence Rosé
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Fun, fresh example of Provence Rosé – This cuvee is always a bit more forward than our other Provence offerings.
- One of the better values you’ll find in the category.
Varietal Composition: 30% Grenache 33% Cinsault, 30% Syrah, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon
Elaboration: Trellised vines with permanent grass between rows. Organic farming. Short maceration, stainless steel aging. Extended lees contact.
Tasting Notes: The nose is powerful, floral and evokes fresh, red fruit aromas. The palate is Round and soft. This Rose goes well with fish soup and salads.
Many travelers visiting Aix en Provence know of Chateau Bas as a historically classified castle, temple, and chapel, but the real gem here is the vineyard land which stretches over 100 hectacres through bucolic small valleys and forests that sit on top of limestone and silty clay soil.
Phillippe Pouchin looks after this organic estate with loving care, and he has been farming organically now for several decades. The resulting wine crafted from this interesting terroir pulses with life and serves as a reminder to all as to what makes Provence such a special place on our planet.