Château de Ricaud - Bordeaux RoséAOC Bordeaux
Vinification & Ageing
Fermentation in stainless-steel temperature controlled vats.
Ageing in stainless-steel temperature controlled vats. 3 months on fine lees.~~ Find out more about the property ~~
The first half of 2016 will be remembered for being particularly rainy and mild. This was extremely useful in building essential water reserves in the soils, which proved a godsend to the vines in the ensuing period. The sun set in for the long haul mid-June with very dry weather lasting right through to harvest time. The water supplies in the soils, combined with hot, but not excessive temperatures during the day and very cool nights, ensured good fruit development and lovely aromatics during ripening.
The blocks of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and to a lesser extent Merlot are specifically cultivated for rose wine at Chateau de Ricaud. The cool clay and clay-limestone soils promote good aromatics and freshness in the Cabernet grapes in the blend.
Stunning, very pale tinge to the 2016 vintage. The lively, fresh bouquet leads to lovely balance on the palate, which is defined by lovely, crunchy fruit and refreshing strawberry-laden flavours.
60% Cabernet Franc, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot
Château de Ricaud rosé is made using grapes from specifically selected vineyard parcels. Clayey and clay-limestone soils promote enhanced aromatics and lively character in the Cabernet grapes, the predominant varieties in the blend. Summer, with abundant sunshine, notably cool nights and rain in just the right measure, promoted lovely concentrated aromas in the grape skins, and attractively fresh juices. These traits are mirrored in this fruit-scented, refreshing rosé wine.
Château de Ricaud Rosé 2015 is very pale pink in appearance. The fresh fruit- scented bouquet bursting with raspberries and cherries, gives way to lovely balance on the palate, which is defined by freshness and fruit character.
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Cabernet Franc, 16% Merlot
Medals and Accolades
Floral, très fraise et grenadine pour une bouche agréable, fruitée, ronde à souhait. Parfait pour les apéritifs d'été.
Château de Ricaud rosé is made using grapes from specifically selected vineyard parcels. Clay-limestone soils promote enhanced aromatics and lively character in the Cabernet grapes, the predominant varieties in the blend. Cool summer temperatures preserved lively character in the structure of the must, while an exceptionally sunny September promoted perfectly healthy grapes, and also created good synthesis and aromatic concentration in the grape skins. Made using the “rosé de pressée” method, these aromas shine in this fresh and delicately perfumed 2014 vintage.
The very attractive appearance of the vintage is once again characterised by its very pale pink hue, tinged with delicate shades of red berries. The same berry fruit character is also mirrored in the lovely aromatic strawberry and redcurrant freshness resulting from the majoring Cabernets in the blend. The Cabernet’s lively character is complemented perfectly by the finesse and richness of the Merlot. Overall, the well-balanced and refreshing wine culminates in an intensely aromatic finish.
27% Cabernet Franc, 23% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
Medals and Accolades
Vin Réussi.Ce rosé très pâle - "tendance Provence", précise un dégustateur - livre des parfums plaisants de fruits rouges mâtinés de nuances patissières. Au diapason, la bouche se montre souple et vive, pas très longue, mais fringante.