Saint Roseline, the oldest daughter of the Seigneur des Arcs, the legendary Lord of the Arcs in the sun-drenched rosé wine filled land of Provence, gives her name to one of the finest rosé wines in the region, the Château Sainte Roseline, a Côtes de Provence, a wine whose vintage is classified. Saint Roseline was a French Roman Catholic saint whose life spanned the 13th and 14th centuries, known for her visions and her shrine in Les-Arcs-sur-Argens has been a pilgrimage site for six centuries.
TASTING NOTES - The Lampe de Méduse rose is complex and intense nose reveals fine notes of lychee, rose, citrus and acacia. A lively attack on the palate and a persistence of aromatic notes in the finish make this a very crisp wine. A beautiful fullness in the mouth with a rich finish accompanied by its characteristic freshness. It is a blend of 35% CInsault, 20% Mourvèdre, 40% Grenache and 5% of the rare Tibouren, which was introduced into the region by the Romans.
PRODUCTION NOTES - Harvest conducted by a belt, thus avoiding the alteration of the berries, then carefully sorted and de-stemmed. Loading of the pneumatic presses by gravity and sheltered from oxygen, thus preserving the full potential of the harvest. Cold stabilization of the must for 5 to 10 days depending on the grape variety, and settling of the must to obtain clear juice. Alcoholic fermentation between 10 and 14 days with temperature control. Then, ageing on lees in vats with stirring.