Château des Ferrages Roumery Rose 2020, M Chapoutier
France / Southern France
Andy's Tasting Notes
A classic, elegant Provence rosé with aromatic notes of strawberry, grapefruit, citrus and peach. A blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, Rolle (Vermentino) and Clairette from limestone vineyards.
Château des Ferrages is located in Pourcieux, between Aix-en-Provence and Saint-Maximinim. The vineyards are planted on hillside plots, with some in prime plots in the renowned Sainte-Victoire appellation. This area is recognized as one of the best for rosé production in southern France thanks to its corridor-like position, with cool afternoon breezes that freshen up the vineyards, retaining the good acidic profile in the grapes.
Price per bottle £13.95
Unique, unconventional, curious about everything, Michel Chapoutier’s mind has never been static. Michel is a wine-lover and life-lover, always on the move, so are his ideas, his tastes and his wishes. “If I stay still, I fall.” His wine journey began when he was 26 years old and he became the head of M. Chaptouier. Yet, he is not an inheritor – his choices and his vision were disruptive as he stood up against the established ways and ideas, completely changing both viticultural and vinification practices of his family company. He is a man close to the earth, on a quest for revealing terroirs and finding the expression of soils through the taste of his wines.
Since 1991, they have worked tirelessly to convert to biodynamic viticulture, with chemical pesticides and herbicides banned. They have introduced natural elements (minerals, plants, animals) to preserve balance. The soil is fed with organic matter; thus it preserves bacteria which is the real ‘Mother’ of the vine and will transform mineral into vegetal. This precious bacterium transmits the personality of the terroir to the vine and ultimately the wine. Biodynamics is also about understanding the cycles of the earth, the sun and the moon. From these observations they take crucial decisions: when to prune, when to harvest. Yields are respected and each terroir offers its pure essence.
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