Coeur de Rosé PrestigeFrance
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Maison CR was founded by Christophe Vialette and Morgan Roial. They were childhood friends who grew up in the South of France and later met up again in New York City over a decade ago. Over the years, they have collaborated to create a vision for a company that compounds their love for wine with their experiences growing up in the French Riviera. For Christophe and Morgan, the gathering of friends and family for sharing drinks (aperitifs) and meals was ingrained in them. It is a way of life in the South of France and quality Provençal rosé wine is a big part of this culture. After spending more and more time in the United States, they noticed that outside of New York City and some other big metropolitan areas, good Provençal rosés and other wines from their region were hard to come by. When available, the collection would usually be limited. Thus, one of the first goals for the team was to produce a line of quality rosés from Provençe and introduce them to the USA and other parts of the world. This first line of wines is named Cœur de Rosé which translates as “Heart of Rosé” and is produced near Saint Tropez. It is available as both a "Prestige" and "Réserve". Over time, Christophe and Morgan have added other wines to their offering, including an IGP rosé named Côte d’Azur Sélection.
TERROIR & CLIMATE
The vineyards are located in the winemaking region near the town of Saint-Tropez. In the Presqu’ile de St. Tropez, where some of the parcels are located, the soil is mainly clay and sand; the other parcels are located on land predominantly within the historic Triangle d’Or (Golden Triangle), where the soil is a combination of clay and limestone. All of these vineyards have ideal exposure and the maritime presence helps to regulate and balance the temperatures as well as the moisture. The dry air permits the grapes to ripen perfectly in this advantageous Mediterranean micro-climate and then assembled to create a perfect balance between freshness and richness.
The days start early at 4AM, to harvest cool and crisp grapes in order to prevent oxidation. The fresh juice of the grapes is extracted immediately by a pneumatic membrane press and keeps the juice at a low temperature while minimizing oxidation. Once the juice is cold and settled, it is brought to fermentation at a low temperature in thermo-regulated (stainless steel) tanks to create a clean and crisp aromatic expression.
TASTING NOTES & PAIRINGS
Pale pink robe, highly aromatic nose with notes of lychees and citrus, rich and fresh with an elegant and balanced mouth.
This versatile wine can be enjoyed from appetizers to dessert. It pairs beautifully with a multitude of dishes including grilled fish and meats, seafood risotto, sushi and most Provençal and Mediterranean cuisine (beignets de courgettes, ratatouille, tapenade, soft cheeses and more).
Serve between 45-50° F (7-10° C). A wine perfectly in line with current high-end rosé consumer expectations.