Le Rosé de PabusChâteau Pabus
Le Rosé de Pabus
Rosé wines are increasingly finding their way onto tables of culinary delight. This inspired Château Pabus to produce a rosé wine for those who appreciate finesse and excellence.
A rosé wine for those who appreciate finesse and excellence.
The wine combines the extra fruitiness from the Malbec grapes (50%) with the elegance of the Merlot grapes (50%).
This wine is aged in amphore, unlike the Rosé de Pabus ‘Cuvée Prestige’ which is aged in oak casks. The result is a fresh, and pure wine, pale pink, salmon-coloured with intense, and fruity notes of red fruit and citrus.
Aged in Amphora
The fresh, hand-picked grapes soak in stainless-steel tanks for the first fermentation.
The juice from the grapes is than extracted into stainless-steel tanks, for it to rest for one week through cold stabling.
The wine is aged for six months in amphora.
Gentle, gravity-based extraction from stainless-steel tanks to amphora made from clay or sandstone.
The ageing in amphorae does not add taste to the wine, though it does provide perfect conditions for the wine to mature and gently reveal the natural taste of Château Pabus’ grapes and terroir in its purest form.
This vintage is an extremely challenging vintage because of the weather conditions. We worked around the clock to protect our vines. Some were threatened by frost, other by disease pressure over the cool and wet summer. Thanks to our great team, we suffered no losses and enjoyed favourable weather during harvest.
We started harvesting at the beginning of October. Spring was difficult but the Indian summer made everything right. Lovely acidity, a promise of longevity; freshness and very expressive, fruity character. Another facet: mature tannins that are both smooth and silky with alcoholic potency. These wines have extraordinary potential!
Beautiful pink colour with bluish reflections. Aromas of pink grapefruit and forest fruits. The wine presents a nice freshness, refined complexity and a long finish marked by the aromas of citrus and forest fruits.
A year like no other. Unpredictable weather conditions, vineyard operations turned upside down during the spring lockdown, an early vintage from bud break to the harvest, a perfect Indian summer… 2020 really put our expertise to the test. This vintage will undoubtedly leave its mark on the history of the Bordeaux wine region.
The Merlot harvest began on September 24th. Picking ended in the first week of October. Initial tastings suggest an outstanding vintage. Wines best enjoyed young are wonderfully balanced, while those with good ageing potential will develop beautifully.
Very pale pink colour. A full, nicely fresh, and fruity nose. In the mouth again a sensation of freshness, with lots of minerals, raspberries, and brambles. The wine is nicely balanced, well-rounded, with a melting finish.
A well-balanced vintage. The 2019 vintage was the result of fine weather in the Bordeaux region. Once again, however, we still had to contend with unpredictable conditions and step up the efforts during each growing season. Overall, the weather was relatively favourable compared to the past three years.
Under the best conditions, the Merlot grape harvest started September 18th, a good sign for Château Pabus. The spread to the whole vineyard happened from September 25 to 30, providing a high-quality vintage with promising potential. Still young, the red Château Pabus is smooth, well balanced, and low in alcohol. The fine structure guarantees a good ageing potential. The wine also boasts a magnificent deep red colour.
This rosé has a particular apricot colour, almost as if it was a grey wine. Notes of white peach, red fruits and lots of freshness in the nose. The wine is supple and juicy, with aromas of raspberries and grenadine. A nice and lengthy taste, with again lots of freshness and a refined harmony in the finale.