bertrand clos du temple rose 2018
BERTRAND CLOS DU TEMPLE ROSE 2018
Located at the heart of Languedoc in the south of France, Clos du Temple is created in the historic terroir of Cabrieres, the birthplace of rosÃ© wines. The terroir owes its unique nature to its geological origins. Contact between schist, limestone and the hilly terrain have created a complex network of groundwater circulation that enables an exceptional natural water supply for the vineyard, and the development of an extremely pure water source. Its altitude of 240 meters combined with its southern/southwestern exposure help to produce a perfectly balanced wine with great aromatic freshness. At Clos du Temple, we decided to cultivate our vines using biodynamic principles and to use horses and mules to strengthen the connection between the mineral, plant, animal and human worlds.
Clos du Temple is a very pale and glittering rosÃ©. Its nose reveals notes of ripe fruit (apricot, white peach), floral notes of rose and spicy green pepper aromas. On the palate, we find the same scents, with a delicate finish of blond tobacco.
"This wine is pale pink, showing intense creamy fruit alongside a silky texture. It reveals a fine oak and battonage structure, backed by the long fine acidity typical of the schist and limestone hills of the region of Cabrieres, It's powerful enough to match rich gastronomic flavours but this is a rosÃ© to also lay down in the cellar and watch it develop complex flavours with age."
96 points, Decanter
"This is a lovely, complex, layered and inviting rosÃ©. It opens with a light woody top note that suggests cedar-grilled apple, clove-spiked orange, tangerine peel and peach pit. The palate is silky and seductive, with an initial weight and lushness that's balanced by bright orange-flavored acidity and a lovely texture of delicate tannins and citrus pith through the close. Hints of white florals, like clover and Spanish broom, and garrigue also unfold on the finish."
94 points, Wine Enthusiast
"A toasty, firm rose, with a lightly hued color and notes of white raspberry, melon and baking spice that evolve into mineral, white tea and honey cream flavors on the long finish. A food-friendly rosÃ©. Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Viognier and Mourvedre. Drink now through 2020."
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