Pale salmon in colour, this is the quintessential Provence rosé. A refreshingly fruity bouquet leads to delicate white spice and mineral flavours on the palate and an elegant finish.
The Château de l’Aumérade is a 400-year old estate located in in the heart of Provence. Originally belonging to the Aumerat family, the traditional mas property dates back to the Renaissance. In 1594, the Duke of Sully, Henry VI’s finance minister, presented the Château with trees for their luxurious gardens, as a gift for supplying the royal court. In 1930, a young Henri Fabre and his wife Charlotte, fell in love with the Château de l’Aumérade, with its 300 hectares of estate vineyards and purchased it from the Aumerat family.
The Château was designated as a Cru Classé when the Provence appellation was created in 1955, a system classifying the wine estate rather than the vineyard area. It is one of only 18 that still remain in the designation. The Château has been handed down though the family and is currently run by Caroline Demey.
Château Aumerade holds the Haute Valeur Environmentale (HVE) Level 3 certification, which officially recognises the environmental performance of winegrowers, including biodiversity conservation, plant protection strategies, managed fertiliser use and water resource management. Located just a few miles from the coast, the vines receive cooling ventilation from the salty Mistral winds blowing in from the sea, keeping them healthy. The vineyard soils are predominantly clay limestone, which help to impart a spicy mineral character to the final wine.
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