Château Barbeyrolles Le Pétale de Rosé 2021
It is in Château Barbeyrolles, on the peninsula of Saint-Tropez, that the first pale pink Provençal rosé was born. Named Pétale de Rosé by Régine Sumeire this delicate, glowing pink style has put Provence on the map as France’s spiritual home of Rosé. A multi grape blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Ugni Blanc, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Sémillon and Rolle fruit is sourced from vines with an average age of 35 years. The vineyards are worked by hand, using natural animal fertilisers and no chemical weed killers. Part of the vineyard is plowed with horses and the area between the rows of vines is grassed over with cereals. Light rose petal in colour the nose is juicy, showing raspberry, currents and nectarine peach, together with oriental spices such as coriander grains, aromatic pepper and a hint of liquorice. The palate is dense and supple, silky and medium fresh, generous, spicy with intense flavours of ripe fruits such as red berries and aromatic zests. The finish is long and savoury.