Château Routas in the Coteaux Varois is spectacularly located. Equidistant from the French Riviera and the foothills of the Alps, it is surrounded by tiny medieval villages that cling to steep cliffs and overlooks miles of spectacular hillsides, woods, and rivers.
At 1,300 feet above sea level, these are some of the appellation's highest elevation vineyards enjoying cool nights that slow the ripening of the grapes, contributing fresh notes, good color and complexity, plus dictating harvest dates that are up to a month later than other estates.
The aromas of freshly cut watermelon, ripe peach, and floral notes lead to a palate alive with wild strawberries and hints of mineral notes. Crisp acidity and a refreshing finish. An ideal aperitif with enough body and spice to stand up to grilled meats, seafood, and summer salads. (from Routas)
CountryFranceRegion/StateProvenceSub-RegionCoteaux VaroisTypeRosé, Organic & BiodynamicVarietalCinsault, Grenache/Garnacha, Syrah/ShirazVintage2016Alcohol13.50%GrapeCinsault 45%, Grenache 35%, Syrah 20%