I.G.P Méditerranée Carl et Sophie Mestdagh - Owner Harvesters
Grape varieties: Carignan 50%, Grenache 50%.
Terroir : Clay-limestone, gravel.
Vinification : For this cuvée, entirely harvested and vinified by Les Masques, the grapes come from our technical director’s family vineyards, located in the neighboring commune of Pourrières, in the Arc Valley. They are mostly old vines, worked in organic since 2019, with a first year of official conversion in 2020.
The vintages that have aroused the greatest emotion in our team have been selected for the assemblage.
Harvesting at night, or early in the morning. Separation of the juice from the skips, which will be blended with the press juice. Generalized destemming, crushing according to the grape variety and the vintage. Passage of the grapes in an exchanger to bring it to the coolest temperature possible.
The cellar has two small presses, allowing a work adapted to each parcel. The carbon dioxide inerting starts when the juices flow, and will be maintained throughout the process. Thus, our rosés do not generally have any sulfites added until the end of the fermentation process.
We implement a cold stabulation process which consists in lowering the temperature of the grape juice around 0°C and in suspending the lees daily for two weeks, in order to reveal the aromatic potential of the musts.
The juices are then racked and the temperatures are regulated between 16 and 17°C for the alcoholic fermentation, according to a logic of small batches allowing the development of our parcels and a maximum of complexity.
The wines were blended and filtered in December, for bottling from January to June.
Pale pink, brilliant and limpid.
Delicate, white flower, citrus and flint notes, with a hint of smoke.
Frank, elegant attack, beautiful balance between vivacity and suppleness, lacy structure, with a lot of freshness and a long saline aftertaste, on the minerality.
10° à 12°C
A gastronomic rosé with an emphasis on finesse, it is the perfect companion for shellfish and fish, with a predilection for sea bream ceviche, scallop carpaccio with lemon caviar and sushi. It also replaces advantageously the sparkling wines for an aperitif of lover...
Drink within two years of the vintage, and perhaps beyond.