Country and Region:
AOP Côteaux Varois en Provence
Grape Varieties :
Carignan | Cinsault | Grenache | Rolle | Syrah
The d’Estienne Rosé is made using the traditional, Provençal ‘Direct Press’ method. As soon as the grapes arrive at the winery, the whole bunches are placed in a pneumatic press to gently release the juice. Normally taking 3 to 4 hours, while the grapes are pressed the skin colour, tannin and flavours leach into the juice.
After pressing, the light pink juice is pumped into a stainless steel tank for fermentation to begin.
Fermentation takes place in tank and malolactic fermentation is stopped in order to keep the wine light and fresh.