Côteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Rouge, Château Revelette 2015/16
Château Revelette, Côteaux d’Aix
Château Revelette is an organically-certified, 30 hectare estate run by German transplant Peter Fisher in the Côteaux d’Aix-en-Provence AOC. Grapes are hand-harvested and vinified in their traditional but modern equipped cellar. Peter Fischer keeps to minimalist intervention, even here in his rosé, preserving freshness but letting the terroir speak clearly. The wine has a weighty texture, underlying acidity, notes of strawberry blossoms and wet cobblestones.
Jam-packed with red cherries, cranberries and raspberries. Underlying notes of earth and garrigue add a savoury, complex edge to the wine. With Peter Fischer producing wines like this, it is easy to see why Robert Parker describes the Château as "one of the standard bearers of the Coteaux d’Aix and Provence".
Grapes: 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon