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Boutinot Fide et Arte ‘Les Cerisiers’, Côtes du Rhône Rosé 2016

To make 'Les Cerisiers' we select from vineyards with the intention of producing the very best Côtes du Rhône Rosé we can. For our tenth vintage - 2016 - we once again journeyed across the Rhône river, to vineyards on the right bank south of Tavel. We also sourced from vineyards around Valréas. Here we source varieties naturally suited to rosé – Grenache Noir for body, Cinsault for freshness and touch of spice from a drop of Syrah.

As with previous vintages, ‘Les Cerisiers’ 2016 is made in the same way as the best rosés of Provence, using the ‘rosé de presse’ method of gentle pressing as soon as the grapes are picked, and then vinified at cool temperatures to preserve the delicate aromas and flavours. 

The delicate shade of pink is wispy and ephemeral like crêpe de chine; the nose is fresh and tantalising with notes of redcurrants and wild strawberries. On the palate Les Cerisiers 2016 is soft, fruity and dreamily luscious with just the hint of a spicy Mediterranean tang adding another layer of complexity to the vibrant red fruit flavours

Vintage
2016
Classification
Côtes du Rhône
Grapes
Mostly Grenache Noir (85%) with some Cinsault (10%) and a little Syrah (5%). 
Vineyards
Grenache Noir, Cinsault and Syrah from vineyards around Valréas and on the right bank of the Rhône river, close to Tavel.
Winemaking
Made using the rosé de presse method, with very gentle extraction for 1 hour to obtain as much aromatics and flavour as possible, with the least amount of tannins.
Maturation
No oak ageing.
Alcohol
13% vol
Bottled
 January 2017
Bottle Size
6x75cl
Press Reviews
86 Points - www.winespectator.com "Juicy and open, with modest blood orange and peach notes mingling. Shows a flash of herb on the finish. Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah." James Molesworth June 2017
Boutinot Fide et Arte ‘Les Cerisiers’, Côtes du Rhône Rosé 2016