Selection of the best vineyards of the Château. South, South-East exposure. Chalky-clay slopes.
Assemblage of Grenache (80 years old) and Rolle. 100% free-run juice.
Harvesting at optimum maturity (grapes are individually tasted and selected in the vineyard).
Harvesting in small crates, only in the morning. Grapes are sorted twice. Desteming and soft pressing. Maceration at 10-12°C to extract aromas. Only free-run juice selected, before pressing. Vinification exclusively in demi-muids (500 liters barrels) for 8 months with burgundian style "bâtonnage". Temperature controlled.
Taste Profile and Style
Extremely transparent and pale rosé color. Concentrated aromas and flavors of dried citrus give the rosé plenty of power. Glazed pear and pineapple fill the mid palate, and the creamy finish features rich, spicy notes. Powerful and elegant. Reminds me of a vintage Champagne like Krug with out the bubbles...
“Garrus, this is arguably the best rosé on earth…” James Suckling 95 pts.