Côtes du Luberon: Château La Canorgue Rosé 2020
Provence is renowned for it's rosé wines, and Château la Canorgue's is a superlative example. Made from organically grown Provençal staples Syrah and Grenache, it is a wine light enough to be drunk alone, but would happily stand up to bouillabaisse or a Provençal goat's cheese.
Château la Canorgue sits just beneath the hilltop village of Bonnieux in the heart of the Luberon. Their rosé is full-flavoured but completely dry, with a delightful coral-pink colour, a delicate crushed raspberry bouquet and crisp, clean palate redolent of ripe redcurrants. Certified organic.
|Style||Rose Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Provence, Côtes du Luberon|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Grenache, Syrah|
|Food & Wine Matching||Charcuterie, Goat's Cheese, Seafood|
|Cellarage||Best drunk within 2 to 3 years of vintage.|
|Vinification||Organically produced grapes are hand harvested, lightly pressed to give a pale rosé wine, and vinified in stainless steel vats. The finished wine is bottled the following February or March.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13.5|
Château la Canorgue (Jean-Pierre & Nathalie Margan)
Jean-Pierre Margan and his wife Martine began producing wine at her parents’ ancestral estate, Château de la Canorgue, in the craggy Provençal hills around Bonnieux in 1978. Over the following 20 years, they painstakingly renovated the house and created an inspirational modern winery making red, white and rosé wines that have drawn international acclaim. They now farm 35 hectares organically and the wines are classified under the sizeable, and variable, Rhône satellite appellation of Côtes du Luberon. The Margans are widely recognized as being amongst the best of the appellation and one of Provence’s most pioneering estates. Jean-Pierre and Martine’s daughter, Nathalie, has now joined the family business who is an enthusiastic ambassador for the domaine.
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