Claire Voie 2020 Provencal rose is the perfect thirst-quencher for summertime relaxing. An intriguing blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Vermentino results in complex yet approachable aromatics of fresh berries, citrus, and delicate minerality. The finish is refreshing and dry, making a chilled glass excellent alongside a light snack of prosciutto, burrata, and melon on a hot afternoon.
Member Rating: 92
|Unit Size||750.00 ML
|Grape||Syrah, Grenache, Vermentino |
By Chateau Paradis
Claire-Voie Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence 2020
Origin: Provence, France
Appellation: AOC Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence
Vineyard: Approximately 30-year-old vines planted in a clay-limestone soil
Yield: 45 hL/ha
Blend: 60% Syrah, 30% Grenache Noir, 10% Vermentino
Farming: Vines are harvested at the coolest times of the day and partly by hand.
Winemaking: Each grape varietal is fermented separately and blended at the end of November, then bottled in January.
The 2020 Claire Voie has been created as an ode to light. Its elegance and brilliance begin with its pale salmon-pink color and persists into the nose. Complex aromas of red berries are the first notes, strengthened by the subtle and delicate notes of citrus. The palate is awash with the notes of citrus and exotic fruits, which slowly evolve into red berries and a light, zesty tan finish. This cuvee has a finely chiseled mouthfeel akin to a perfectly sculpted piece of marble throughout its expression of finesse, balance, strength, and precision.
Provence's 2020 vintage can be characterized by its balance between freshness and aromatics. This unique combination arises from the lack of constraints caused by sweltering summer heat. Unlike 2019, 2020 allowed the grapes to ripen slowly and gently, meaning they could retain their natural aromas of fresh and tangy fruits such as strawberries and citruses.
Nestled in the heart of Provence, Chateau Paradis lives up to its name as a hidden paradise of lyrical landscapes and seductive wines. The estate of Chateau Paradis totals 160 hectares, 80 hectares of which are dedicated to vineyards. Within this 80 hectares is an exceptional parcel of approximately 30-year old vines. Because of their age, these vines are able to reach down deep into a rich clay-limestone terroir some 650 feet above sea level.
Located on the north face of the Trevaresse Mountain in front of the Durance River, the vines benefit from the Mistral winds coming from the Rhone Valley and a cool climate that follows the river. Clay imparts power and aromatics to the wine while the chalky limestone rounds it out, bringing fruit notes and a nice minerality.
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Chateau Paradis 2020 Claire-Voie Rose (Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence)
Appellation: Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence, Provence, France
Winery: Chateau Paradis
Bottle Size: 750.00 ml
Importer: Serge Dore Selections
Date Published: 7/1/2021
Reviewed By: Roger Voss
A new release from the estate, this is a ripe blend of Syrah, Grenache and Vermentino, giving both richness and attractive, fruity crispness. The wine finishes with lively citrus acidity. Drink now.