DAY 3

Le Tremblé Demoiselle
2018 ROSÉ
VIN DE FRANCE

The Wine

This rosé epitomizes the feeling of wandering the back roads and distant corners of France - capturing the essence of its lingering sunshine, fruit orchards, and laid back life style. There are many ways to approach the production of rosé wine, but only one methodology can be considered traditional and proper – and it all starts in the vineyard. Le Tremblé Demoiselle grapes are grown with rosé production in mind, using varieties that have proven themselves to be the very best for the style – Cinsault and Grenache. After being harvested, the grapes are rushed to the winery and loaded straight into the wine press, in the manner of classic rosé production. As the grapes are slowly squeezed, a hint of color from their skins leaches into the wine, providing Le Tremblé Demoiselle its distinct peachy-pink hue. This is a wine for the connoisseur and beach-goer alike, and enjoyable year-round.

 

The Place

Southern France is the traditional home of rosé, and the place that most people associate with dry styles of pink wine. Since at least the days when the Gauls roamed these hills and meadows, vines have flourished, and evidence of viticultural activity in the area dates back to at least 600 BC. The sun-kissed slopes of Southern France are blessed with a perfect climate for wine growing, and as these rocky plains gently descend to the Mediterranean, their vinous bounty is refreshed by the sea breezes and cooled by the famous Mistral wind. One can taste the citrus fruit, the lavender, olive trees and chaparral in the finished wine – a true conduit for place, vintage and tradition.

 

The People/Culture

France’s major holiday destination has always put an emphasis on hospitality, conviviality and relaxation, and the rosés of Southern France reflect this culture perfectly. From her expanses of white sand beaches to her rocky mountain slopes, the thirst generated by a day soaking in the rays is always quenched by these vivacious, refreshing wines. Make no mistake, however, this laissez-faire, relaxed attitude does not extend to the wine growing, where every effort is expended to ensure a high quality product in line with international standards of demand and quality.  The last thing desired after a day working these barren, rocky vineyards is a sweet, heavy, cloying wine; in recent years the wines have trended towards dryness, and these days fully dry rosés are the norm.