Solstice d’Estandon


Estandon Zénith, Estandon Zénith, AOC Côtes de Provence, Rosé, 2022

The story
New in 2017, Estandon Zénith is a high-end rosé from the finest terroirs of the Côtes de Provence A.O.C. in the Vars region. It derives its fragrant, refined balance from the diversity of its terroirs.

Estandon Zénith's elegant, rich character originates from the complementary, sunbathed terroirs of the hills of Cotignac and Flayosc. One is clay-limestone and the other is sandstone and together they create a subtle, rich marriage.
Located on the doorstep of the Verdon, in “green” Provence, the vines (most of which are over 20 years old) are today offering up their very best.

The grapes are mainly harvested by machine very early in the night in order to ensure that the wine has a lovely pale appearance.
A short maceration on the skins is performed before pressing. The juices are settled at low temperature. Alcoholic fermentation is temperature-controlled and malolactic fermentation is prevented.
Vinification is carried out in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats, in the traditional manner.

Responsable Technique du Vignoble
Stephan Reinig

Maitre de Chai
Catherine Huguenin

CépagesCinsault, Grenache, Syrah.

Tasting notes
Estandon Zénith reveals a lovely pale pink hue, with delicate silver-grey tints, and a perfect balance with hints of lychee.
The subtle marriage of different terroirs creates a fine, elegant and well-balanced wine on the nose, with white fruit aromas set off by floral notes.
The wine is silky on entry to the palate and shows a delicate texture.
Its length on the palate is prolonged by hints of peach interspersed with peppery notes.

Serve chilled between 6-8 °C.

Food and wine pairings
The wine’s finesse will elegantly accompany refined dishes such as a cassolette of sea scallops.