Cotes du Rhone Rose Chapoutier
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Mainly Grenache, then Cinsault and Syrah.
The vineyards of Belleruche rosé are located
on old fluvioglacial terraces, on the right bank
of the Rhône. The soil is composed of sand and clay.
Grapes are pressed directly without
any maceration. Then the must is separated
whilst still cold. The alcoholic fermentation
is performed for about 20 days and
the temperature is regulated around 15°C.
The wine is aged in vats and is bottled
at the end of winter.
Rhone Valley takes its name from the Rhone River which flows from the Swiss Alps, through the valley dividing the Northern and Southern Rhone, and then ending at the Mediterranean Sea just west of Marseille. Inside the Rhone River Valley to the south are the Cotes du Rhone and Cotes du Rhone Villages. 77 % of all Rhone wines are Cotes du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Villages and wines bearing this label only come ONLY from the Southern Rhone. \"Cotes du Rhone\" is an appellation with which a bottle will be labeled where as \"Cotes du Rhone Villages\" is a title given to a village within that appellation. Of the ninety six villages entitled \"Cotes du Rhone Villages\" there are sixteen considered superior, and because of this they are allowed to append their name. (Example.) Cotes du Rhone Villages Superior Cairanne) The climate is hot and dry, and the soil is less dirt than it is clay, gravel, or stone. Unlike the North, this region relies on blends and is very seldom making single variety wines. Cotes du Rhone makes red, white and rose wine from the grapes of Grenache, Mourverde, Syrah, Cinsaut, Carignan, Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Rousanne and Viogner, with the top wines being red.