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Elegant & effortless with a soft, dry finish

Sweetly perfumed with delicate aromas of strawberries & rose petals

Pleasant on its own or enjoy with something light, such as bruschetta with fresh cilantro or basil

Bertaine et Fils Aude Valley Rosé 2017 (France)

Elsewhere $21.99 $19.12
Bertaine et Fils Aude Valley Rosé 2017 (France)

Bertaine et Fils Aude Valley Rosé 2017 (France)

Bertaine was created as an authentically flavoured but approachably fruit driven range that is a versatile partner with a wide range of cuisine...
Elsewhere $21.99 $19.12


Very pale pink in colour, siting well within the classic Provence “pale and dry” spectrum. The nose is aromatic and sweetly perfumed with aromas of strawberries and rose petals. The palate is a revelation compared to previous vintages, elegant and effortless with light berry and candied fruit drop flavours lingering long on a soft, dry finish.

Bertaine et Fils is a range of modern varietal wines sourced from the cool-climate Aude Valley and named in honour of one of the region’s most prominent grape growers. The vineyards of the Aude Valley are planted in the foothills of the Pyrenees, alongside the river that flows down to join the Canal du Midi at Carcassonne. The 25 year old, low-yielding vineyards benefit from high elevation and cool evenings to create elegant and varietally expressive wine.

This was a challenging growing year for much of Europe as indeed it was for the South of France. The late April cooling from the North bringing risk of frost held at bay for many by the lighting of small vineyard row fires! Bunches were reduced and whilst the Summer warmth was long with limited rain events, the masterful vineyard management of the South ensured the resultant quality was very good. Smaller bunches of fully ripe flavours and tannins and slightly higher than expected natural acidity has ensured some excellent wines will come from 2017.

Made solely from Syrah and given a short maceration (a few hours) sufficient to impart colour and texture. Following a soft pressing, the juice is given a cool fermentation in stainless steel and allowed to ferment to almost complete dryness. Maturation on lees in stainless steel adds texture and malo-lactic fermentation is prevented to ensure vibrancy.


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