After harvest, the grapes are cold soaked for 6 hours and then undergo low temperature fermentation to preserve fruit and freshness. Villaviva burst with flavors of strawberries, raspberries and traditional english bonbons.
VillaViva is an extraordinary pale rose wine produced from vineyards surrounding the fishing village of Sete, famous for its oyster beds, and facing the Mediterranean Sea. Located in the Cotes de Thau (pronounced "toe") appellation, along the famous string of lakes (Etang de Thau) that make up the Thau Bassin, the VillaViva vineyards are planted on fossilized oyster beds, limestone, gravel and quartz soil and benefit from a sunny and dry climate perfect for rose production. An elaborate subsoil network of fresh water and salt water conduits under the vineyards nourish the vines and contribute to the unique flavor of VillaViva. Because of the region's rich marine biodiversity, Sete has been the center of a thriving fishing industry that dates to antiquity. However, it is commonly believed that the commerce of wine was equally as important; Etruscan amphoras found at the bottom of the Thau Bassin indicate that wine was being produced in the region as early as the 7th century B.C. VillaViva is produced from a state-of-the-art production facility that covers two appellations Cotes de Thau and PicPoul de Pinet (known for its white wines with delicious saline flavors). Because of the unbelievable price point and quality, the roses from the estate have been so successful that they are now "replacing water" in all of the top restaurants on the French Riviera.