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Château Grand Escalion

Costières de Nîmes Amoureuse

Appellation d'origine protégée

The Cuvée Amoureuse is the fruit of a parcel selection from the Estate. It is composed of a specific blend that delivers a true gastronomic rosé wine.

couleur
2019
Aromatic concentration
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After a dry spring and several heat waves between June and August, the vines adapted to the conditions and produced small, concentrated and very flavourful berries. A few welcome rainstorms towards the end of the summer allowed the grapes to be picked perfectly ripe. The vintage is of very high quality with approximately 10% less volume than 2018. 
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91 pts  Wine Enthusiast
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Costières de Nîmes Amoureuse
Vintage
2019

Grape Varieties: 

Grenache 70%, Mourvèdre 8%, Syrah 7% & 15% white grapes (Vermentino, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc)

Terroir: 

The parcels from which the grapes for this cuvée are produced come primarily from clay-rich soils, with the exception of a plot of Grenache, with a richer profile, coming from a pebble-rich hillside vineyard.

Winemaking: 

The grapes were harvested starting at 3am and until early morning while the temperatures were still cool, and pressed directly upon arriving in the winery. Racking-off of the must after a 48h static settling at 15°C (59°F). A long fermentation took place over 25 days in closed cement vats at a cool temperature of no more than 14°C (57°F). At the end of the alcoholic fermentation the wine was racked off and left to settle naturally in the autumnal coolness of the cellar.
Bottled on January 15th 2020. 8 552 bottles produced.
Vegan Wine

Tasting notes: 

Under its pale rosé colour, it is a food-friendly wine with aromas of fresh, red fruits and an invigorating acidity.  Ample and round on the palate, it finishes long and voluptuous.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve between 10 and 12°C (50°-54°F) within 3 years of age.
ABV: 13.5%
Gravlax of wild salmon with citrus
Linguine with prawns, curry-coconut sauce

Age of vines & yield: 

20 years on average
The 44ha of the vineyard are certified HVE (High Environmental Value - level 3) and extend on gentle slopes that give their name to the estate. “Escalion” means “slope” in provençal language.

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