The rugged terrain of the Côte Vermeille is schistous rock covered by a thick layer of soil In this Mediterranean climate, the vine must develop a powerful root system to extract the water and nutrients it needs. With a very low yield only (around 5000 stocks/hectare), the exposure to the sun and Tramontane, the grapes are healthy and concentrated.
The layout of the vineyard hanging from the steep slopes is dominated by low dry-stone walls that draw horizontal terraces in the landscape, giving the traditional architecture seen. The steepness make any mechanization impossible and work must be exclusively by hand.
Tasting & food pairing
The nose marries fruity and floral aromas forming a refined bouquet. The colour is deep, the mouth is dynamic, ample, long and well-balanced. So Rosé des Roches is not a simple ‘summer wine’.
It can be enjoyed on its own thanks to the roundness but can also be matched with backed fishes, vegetables or white meats. It is a real ‘gastronomic rosé’.