Pedley’s Picks – Famille Ravoire, Côtes de Provence Rosé “Chantrose” 2022

Famille Ravoire

Côtes de Provence Rosé “Chantrose” 2022

Pierre Vieillescazes, the oenologist at Ravoire, carefully selects parcels of black grapes from across the Côtes de Provence appellation to make Chantrose.  In 2022 the varietal composition is 55% Grenache Noir, 35% Cinsault and 10% Syrah.  Once at the winery the grapes are pressed gently, with the resulting juice being chilled down to 10°C to preserve the delicate aromatic compounds.  A slow fermentation then follows.  After a brief maturation during the winter the wine is bottled.  Chantrose has a palish pink appearance.  The nose is youthful but restrained.  After a while subtle red fruit aromas come through.  The palate is bone dry with vibrant acidity.  Juicy fruit and some weight provide balance.  Well chilled (8°C), this sort of rosé is perfect to drink on its own or as an accompaniment to grilled fish.