As tourists danced the night away in Marseilles' discotheques, workers in the surrounding vineyards used the cool temperatures to harvest the ripe Grenache, Cinsault, and Cabernet Sauvignon for Sieur d'Eguilles' 2020 Coteaux d'Aix en Provence Rose. This offering has all the dry mineral notes that make the perfect pairing for bagels with lox or just to cut through warm, muggy weather. We recommend keeping a case on hand!
Member Rating: 91
|Unit Size||750.00 ML
|Grape||Grenache, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Appellation||Coteaux d'Aix en Provence|
By Cellier d'Eguilles
Sieur d'Eguilles AOP Coteaux d'Aix en Provence Rose
Eguilles is a village set atop a hill chain six miles northwest of the city of Aix en Provence. Climate in the area is typically Mediterranean, hot and dry in summer, cool in winter. The Mistral, a strong, dry northerly wind, blows throughout the year. Soil is mainly stony clay and limestone, with occasional sandy patches.
This wine is predominantly made from Grenache, with Cinsault and Cabernet Sauvignon, in proportions that vary according to the vintage.
Harvest is carried out at night when the temperature is coolest. The grapes are pressed as soon as they get to the winery in nitrogen-inerted pneumatic presses. Juices are then cold-settled before undergoing low-temperature fermentation. Great care is taken throughout the process to control oxygen intake, which is key to the wine's ability to keep its pink color during its shelf life.
Bright, pale pink color. The nose boasts red berries with a touch of citrus. The mouth is remarkably fresh, with red berry flavors and an elegant and lengthy finish.
Best enjoyed with BBQ, grilled fish, salads, and cold cuts. Serve cool (50 degrees F). Drink within 18 months.
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Cellier d'Eguilles 2020 Sieur d'Eguilles Rose (Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence)
Designation: Sieur d'Eguilles
Appellation: Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence, Provence, France
Winery: Cellier d'Eguilles
Bottle Size: 750.00 ml
Importer: W. Direct
Date Published: 9/1/2021
Reviewed by: Roger Voss
This is a densely fruity wine, rich in raspberry flavors and plenty of crisp, balancing acidity. The wine is tangy, bright with orange zest and packed with fruitiness at the end. Drink now.