JCB No. 5 Rosé is selected in honor of my sister Nathalie's favorite number and her favorite region to visit to inspire and energize her free spirit - Provence!
The geographical zone extends from limestone-rich Lower Provence in the west and north to the crystalline soil formations in the south and the east (the Maures and Esterel mountains). Vineyards are a common feature of the landscape throughout this zone. They run alongside the beaches of the Mediterranean coast, meander through valleys, stretch across the sun-beaten rocky ground, stopping at the edge of the scented pine forests. Our selection was made in the area around the Montagne Sainte Victoire, a magnificent limestone mountain ridge located east of the town of Aix-en-Provence and celebrated in the paintings of Cézanne. The vines cover the slopes of the Arc valley and are influenced by a continental climate, protected to the south from maritime effects by the Aurélien mountains and the Sainte Baume massif. The stony, well-drained soil that has formed around this massif in addition to a cooler climate yield livelier, better-structured wines with exceptional balance.
Brilliant, rose-petal pink in color with purple nuances. The nose is delicate with scents of red berries, citrus and spicy white blossoms.
Soft and delectable on the palate with floral notes and flavors of white fruit. Boasts remarkable balance and a fresh finish.