33% Grenache, 26% Syrah, 18% Cinsault, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Rolle (Vermentino)
“The classic Provence Rosé profile is what every serious winemaker around the world attempts to mimic and for good reason. Our goal is to find the delicate balance between floral, herbal, wild red fruit (not overly ripe), stone fruit and acid. Enticing aromatics of peach, white cherry and wild raspberry that are balanced by summer flowers, white tea and Provence herbs. These delicate flavors carry through to a creamy yet lifted palate that’s interwoven with rose petal and wet stones. We don’t want singular big flavors, we want more nuance, energy, soul and personality. For a delicate, fresh wine like Rosé, oxygen contact can be crushing, so we have made investments in nitrogen coverage such that from the moment the fruit arrives it’s never exposed to oxygen again until it’s eventually poured from a bottle in to your glass, resulting in a more vivid and precise expression of our Rosé than ever before. The wine is in no way heavy or fat on the palate, but rather the palate has tremendous length in addition to the raspberry, cherry, peach, herbal, citrus and mineral core. While all our fruit is contracted, we have been working with these same growers since 2005 and collaborate closely on every aspect, as if we were partners in each other’s business.
...Our vineyards come exclusively from the high altitude limestone hills that sit at the top of the Aix-en-Provence appelation, some 400 plus meters. This is true top of the hill Provencal beauty in a bottle.” Charles Bieler
In 1992, my father, Philippe Bieler, founded Chateau Routas in Coteaux Varois – a small appellation in the middle of Provence. The winery focused on Grenache based red blends and Rosé. My sister Mira and I got involved in the mid 90’s when we developed, through unorthodox winemaking and creative marketing and selling, one of the more dynamic Rosé brands in America at the time. In 2005 there was a great opportunity to sell the winery and estate and we took it. The same year we sold Routas, we founded Bieler Père et Fils with a single-minded focus on making Rosé. We have been making wine in Provence since 1992.
Subtle herbs and crushed stones on the nose with some fresh strawberries and grapefruit. Fresh and bone-dry with a crisp, light- to medium-bodied palate before a sappy and mouth-cleansing finish. Screw cap. Drink now.
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