Chateau de Berne Inspiration Rose 2020

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Tasting Notes

Classic Provencal aromas: delicate notes of berries first, followed by fresh herbs and flowers – like walking through a Provence lavender field on an early summer morning. The harmony of bright acidity, rich texture and dry finish show the completeness of this wine. Creamy strawberry notes up front and lingering flavors of herbs and apricot.

Enjoy this delicate rosé on its own as an aperitif or with lighter salads, grilled vegetables, shellfish or white meats.


Vines have been grown on the Château grounds since Roman times. Situated on the Aurelian Way, a Roman road formerly linking Italy and Spain, the vineyard was also a trading post for wines. The amphoras used to transport the precious beverage were made on site, as witnessed by an ancient oven discovered in the grounds around a century ago. Raymond V, the former Count of Toulouse, donated the estate to Saint Bernard, the founder of the Cistercian Order. It remained the property of the Marquis de Villeneuve for the next 3 centuries.

Measuring 330 acres, the Château de Berne terroir is situated on the Triassic Plateau on a chalky bed dating back to the lower and middle Jurassic ages. It stands at an altitude of 250 meters and is characterized by a very different type of soil, with much larger proportions of sand, a generally finer texture and less stones. It’s shallow and well-drained which is ideal for the vines and produces zesty rosés.

With 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, an annual rainfall of 600 to 800 mm and 50 windy days (over 50 km/h) per year, Château de Berne boasts an environment particularly conducive to wine growing. The cool evenings in the northern part of the Var ensure slow and optimal grape ripening. The grape harvest therefore takes place later than on the coast (generally from mid-September onwards).

Food Pairing Suggestions

Brunch Foods, Chicken/Turkey, Dessert (fruit), Fish (white), Green Salads, Just for Cocktailing, Perfect Aperitif Wine, Shellfish

France, Provence
Grape Varietal:
50% Grenache/Garnacha, 30% Cinsault, 20% Syrah/Shiraz
$23.00 each
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