2020 Château Camparnaud Noblesse Rosé
Wine has been made at Château Camparnaud since 1879, but it was in 2000 that the domain came into the possession of the Dutch wine expert Marnix Engels who, in collaboration with the noble Chevron Villette family, managed to realize a world-class domain. The AOP Côtes de Provence wines are produced ecologically, with respect for people and nature. Terra Vitis is a national federation of farmers, traders and industry experts under strict supervision of production methods and techniques. Together they strive for pure products of the highest quality while protecting nature for the next generation.
The wines made at Château Camparnaud belong to the absolute top and, given the small yields, are only available in the absolute top catering with the exception of Grandcru wines where you can also get these beautiful wines.
This Noblesse Rose is the topper of Chateau Camparnaud coming from the Côtes de Provence appellation and is a unique rosé which is made in very limited editions from only the best grapes. The Noblesse is a blend of ecologically certified Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Tibouren, Rolle coming from old vines which naturally already give very low yields but of an amazing quality. The youngest vines are at least 40 years old and the oldest are approaching 80 years old, so we can speak here about a Vieille Vigne Rosé. to make the selection. A Tri-optique machine is a very expensive machine and is a fairly recent principle that throws out the loose, corroded grapes on the sorting table and where the grapes are subjected to an optical analysis with a camera and removed if they do not have the preset shape. or have color. These are very expensive machines that are mainly used in Burgundy by the absolute top brands.
The grapes are harvested at night and very early in the morning. This is done because it is still cool in the hot Provencal summer, so that the grapes can be brought to the Château as quickly as possible in order to monitor the freshness and avoid premature fermentation. All grapes are destemmed so only the best are in the wine. Only temperature-regulated stainless steel tanks are used for all wines, no wood, in order to allow the pure expression of the terroir to speak as much as possible. The Noblesse remains on its lees for almost 8 months, which makes the wine very elegant and the wine also a beautiful storage has potential. Precisely with a little more time, the wine will improve even more.
The following steps are carried out in the Winery at the Château:
- vibrating plate for separating tank juice and grapes
- grape selection tri-optique: only perfect fruit advances to the next step
- cold treatment to prevent oxidation and color change
- cold stabilization of must for 7 days
- fermentation for 10 to 14 days
- the wine matures on its lees ('sur lies') with regular stirring.
- assembling different grapes ('blending')
- final bottling in bottle
In the glass, the Noblesse has a pale salmon pink color with a nose. In the nose the wine is fresh, elegant and refined with nice texture with notes of spices (pepper, little thyme), peach and dried apricot. Full bodied, refined but not obtrusive. Fresh fruit and mineral in the aftertaste. The wine is reminiscent of a white Grandcru Bourgogne and will improve over the years. Only around 600 bottles of this version are made per year. Given its layers of maturation, the wine comes on the market almost half a year later than the regular versions of Camarnaud and is a wine that will improve even further with a little more time. In addition to the content, the bottle is also a piece of jewelry with its engraved logo (so wonderful to use as decoration).
Gastronomically, this is also a beautiful wine and is suitable with refined food and delicious with Thai food, a beautiful Paella or with fresh fish.
|Type of Wine||Rosé|
|Appellation||Côtes de Provence|
|Drinking as of||2021|