VENTOUX – CHÂTEAU CRILLON – Rosé – 2018
The current owner of Château Crillon, the Duke of Grammont, is the direct descendant of Louis Berton de Crillon (1541-1615) who was known as ‘Crillon the Brave’ and was described by King Henry IV of France as the ‘greatest captain in the world’. He shared his time between Avignon and the village of Crillon. He liked to go back there to sample the delicious wine made at his seignorial property, a medieval castle surrounded by vines.
A balanced rosé wine with a bright salmon-pink colour. It offers up fragrant aromas of pale-fleshed fruits, intermingled with flavours of cherry plum. On the palate it hints at notes of white peach and figs, perfectly set off by a pleasing acidity and sweetness. It is a fresh, round and generous wine with a lovely aromatic persistence.
Aging: 2-3 years