Château Aspras Tomares Ballus Côtes de Provence Rosé 2022
Chateau Aspras' delicious Rosé is named after the Tomares Ballus butterfly, once native to the Var region, but nearly eradicated by the pesticides used in the 70’s and 80’s, now making a return due to organic practices.
Domaine Aspras, situated near Correns in the heart of Provence, is owned by Michael Latz and run today by his three sons Raphael, Alexandre and Sébastien. The vineyard has been certified organic since 1996, now using biodynamic practices under the guidance of vineyard manager Robert Nourrisson, ex of neighbouring Ch. Miraval. Their compost is made from their own cattle and sheep manure, some plots are ploughed by horse and sheep keep down the weeds amongst the vines.
The wine is named after the Tomares Ballus butterfly, once native to the Var region, but nearly eradicated by the pesticides used in the 70’s and 80’s, now making a return due to organic practices.
This classic pale coloured rosé is made from Grenache and Cinsault, offering attractive floral red fruits on the nose and a nice depth of fruit on the palate too, a definite step up from the norm.
|Colour / Type
|Drinking well now but could age for a year or two
|Light-medium bodied, Aromatic, Crisp, Delicate, Dry, Fresh