CHATEAU MONTAUD 'COTES DE PROVENCE' ROSÉ, FRANCE 2020
Varietals: 40% Cinsault, 40% Grenache, and 20% Mourvedre
Region: Cotes de Provence, France
What's so Special: Chateau Montaud is home to Vignobles Francois Ravel, a family-owned company founded in 1964. Little by little, the family created a viticultural estate that today is one of the most important in the Provence region. The Domaine’s Permian soils are poor and thus require the vines to take root deeply; this allows them to benefit from the full characteristics of the land. Production adheres to the principles of low yields, no irrigation, and harvest at the point of perfect ripeness, advanced technology, and noble traditions.
Tastes Like: A classic Cotes de Provence rosé: dry, crisp and refreshing, full of fruit and ideal for anytime. Traditional growing methods are given priority and include ploughing to ventilate the soil and using organic farming rather than chemicals and artificial processes.
What the Pros Say: Wine Enthusiast - 90 Points: "Bright fruit and tangy acidity are hallmarks of this crisply textured wine. Freshness and acidity make the wine ready to drink. It comes in a skittle-shaped bottle, traditional but rare to see now."