If you have visited Château de Berne, you may know that Inspiration is not sold at the cellar door. This 100% estate-fruit wine is known in France as “Terres de Berne” (Land of Berne). We re-named this wine Inspiration exclusively for the U.S. market. You can see from the package that the bottle shape is mirrored after the two towers that sit on our estate.
It is a blend of 50% Grenache Noir, 30% Cinsault, and 20% Syrah that is fermented separately by grape variety. As the grapes come into the cellar, they are de-stemmed and receive a gentle pressing to extract just a slight hint of color and varietal characteristics from each grape. The wine is fermented in stainless steel to maximize the freshness and acidity before being bottled. The balance of fruit, incredible acidity, and tannic structure allows this wine to continue to develop, gaining complexity. for several years in bottle. Inspiration is a textbook Provençal rosé that is the wine for the tried and true fan of the best wines of the region. A beautifully textured wine that lends body and intensity to the color and nose. The wine is dry in the finish with flavors of fresh strawberry, Provençal lavender, and picked basil. It pairs beautifully with a classic French roasted chicken and is the perfect wine to pair with a holiday meal.