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Lux Rosé surprises the drinker with hints of citrus and white fruits such as peach, that lead to a feast of berries and floral notes. The tongue is immediately dealt generous and intense flavours of raspberry and pomegranate, followed by mango and lychee. The final taste is persistent and dynamic, revealing the deep personality of this wine. Among the best rosés of Provence.
Grape varieties: Secret.
Alc. 13.5% vol. Vegan.
This rosé is a particularly special wine as it represents the Abbey’s contribution to what has historically been Provence’s most illustrious wines. Originally the wine of the Nobility, they were made from the very best grapes coming from the first grape pressings, whilst the remainders were then used to make red wine which was apportioned for the peasantry. This wine is sure to please the most demanding connoisseurs, and should be at the forefront of the reemergence, in English consciousness, of the extraordinary quality and pre-eminence of Provençal rosé wines.
The harvesting is done mostly by hand early in the morning, picking only the most healthy grapes, when they are perfectly ripe. The grapes are kept in the shade and slowly and carefully brought in one trip to the storeroom in order to maintain the best freshness. The crushing and pressing are done by a low-pressure machine, and the stems are removed. Once the must has been through the clarification process, it is racked into concrete tanks and fermented at a low temperature. It is aged on a thin layer of lees with batonnage style stirring over 6 months.
This vintage comes from several very complementary parcels which bring to it the richness of the Ventoux, in particular the parcel right above the Clairette, in the Sisters’ enclosed vineyard.
This exceptional wine will delight as an aperitif with smoked salmon, high quality smoked ham or as a dessert with Reims cookies like a champagne. It goes well with grilled meats or Asian and Japanese cuisine (especially sushi).
But we particularly enjoyed it with a dessert of rhubarb crumble.
Quietly pursuing an authentic Benedictine life of work and prayer, the monks of The Abbey of Sainte-Madeleine du Barroux have flourished since the establishment and construction of their monastery. Whilst young men from around France come here to dedicate themselves to the spiritual life, lifting their voices in praise according to ancient Latin chants seven times daily, they also pour their energy into producing wines to the highest standards, and use the knowledge they gain through the study of the land and vines to benefit the small winegrowers in the community around them.
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