Le Rosé de Chartier 2016 – A product of the excellent 2016 Languedoc vintage, this fourth cuvée was developed by François Chartier with his accomplice Pascal Chatonnet, at Clos des Augustins, an organic culture (biodynamic) region located in the Pic Saint-Loup appellation. Le Rosé de Chartier 2016 is as sustained and complex as the excellent 2014 and 2013 vintages, and especially the voluptuous 2015. This mostly due to a higher part of old Grenache Noir vines, supplemented by an equal share of Syrah and Cinsault old vines (20% each), which enhances its subtle spicy, floral, tonic and satin signature resulting in a very Provencal rosé. This was precisely Chartier and Chatonnet’s intention with this 2016, a vintage likely to be, as were the three previous rosés, this summer’s favourite!
Selected, assembled, aged and bottled in France by François Chartier,
at Clos des Augustins, Pic Saint-Loup (Languedoc), France
As it was the case for the 2015 vintage, the first bottles of the brand new 2016 rosé wine available since mid-May 2017 reflect François Chartier’s maturity as a producer, merchant and vintner – at the vine and in the cellar. The bottles are adorned with new labels depicting Chartier’s terroir-enhancing approach. Le Rosé de Chartier is a favourite among wine chroniclers and has been for the last three vintages!
Le Rosé de Chartier 2016
Pays d’Oc (PGI), Chartier Créateur d’Harmonies, France
Grapes: 60% Grenache Noir (old vines), 20% Syrah, 20% Cinsault (old vines)
Service temperature: 12 ºC
Format: 750 ml