Pierre Chanau Corse Rose is a wine from Provence and Corse,region of France
,Provence Wine Provence is a wine region in the far south-eastern corner of France, best known for the quality (and quantity) of its rosé wines and for its warm, mild climate. The modernization that is occurring in so many southern French, traditional winegrowing regions has not taken such a firm grip in Provence, but there are definite signs of change. The region's grape varieties, in particular, have been under heavy scrutiny in the past few decades, with traditional varieties such as Carignan, Barbaroux (Sardinia's Barbarossa) and Calitor being replaced by more commercially viable grapes like Grenache, Syrah and even Cabernet Sauvignon. The term cépages améliorateurs ('improver varieties') is gaining currency in Provence, as it has throughout neighboring Languedoc-Roussillon. Although Barbaroux and Calitor are being gradually phased out (between 2000 and 2015), the traditionally successful local varieties Mourvedre, Tibouren and Vermentino (locally known as Rolle) have retained favor, demonstrating their value in Provence's red, rosé and white wines respectively.
Pierre Chanau Corse Rose is located in Provence and Corse's sub-region of Corse
,Vin de Corse (or simply 'Corse') is the generic appellation of Corsica, an island located in the Mediterranean Sea between France and Italy. Although much closer to the Italian coast – and separated from Sardinia only by the narrow Strait of Bonifacio – the island has been under French rule since 1769.
also called Niellucciu in France, this grape is native from Italy, the famous Tuscan Sangiovese producing the famous wines of Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti. Sangiovese is the main red grape of Chianti and much of central Italy. This is the most widespread grape variety in Italy. It is also part of the blend of wines from Corsica and Ajaccio, it contributes widely to the reputation of the wines of the appellation Patrimonio. Sangiovese gives a wine high in alcohol, full bodied with some finesse, supporting aging well. In Corsica, it is sometimes vinified in rose wines pleasant to consume, noticable for their frank pink color and fruit.This grape variety develops aromas of apricot, undergrowth berries, jam, spices, stone fruit, currants, violet or peppermint. Also present in California and Argentina.
Garnacha (grenache in French) is a red-wine grape grown extensively in France, Spain, Australia and the United States. It is a particularly versatile varietal both in the vineyard and in the winery, and for this reason it has become one of the most widely distributed grape in the world. Some believe that the grape comes originally from Sardinia, and was taken back to Spain by the Aragonese, who occupied the island in the 14th Century. In France, Grenache is most widely planted in the southern Rhone Valley and throughout both Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon. Used in blends, it offers all sorts of possibilities. The Grenache-based rose is one of the southern France’s wine style's signature: wines produced in the towns of Tavel and Lirac are two good examples. In Spain, Garnacha is the second most planted red wine grape variety, outplanted only by its modern blending partner: Tempranillo.
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