This is the brand new vintage of our top selling Rose and it is an absolute cracker! This is the style of Rose that, if you haven't been an advocate of in the past, will definitely change your mind! And for Rose lovers, well... load up on this stunning drop now!
Very pale pink in colour, very much in the classic Provence “pale and dry” spectrum. The nose is aromatic and sweetly perfumed with aromas of strawberries and rose petals. The palate is a revelation compared to previous vintages, elegant and effortless with light berry and candied fruit drop flavours lingering long on a soft, dry finish.
Awards and Accolades
Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front "Rose from France’s Aude Valley. It’s made with 60% Cinsault, 30% Grenache, 10% Shiraz. Pale copper with a hint of crimson. Savouriness in the background but it’s essentially fruit driven. Raspberry, spice, a crunch of red apple. Texture and flavour are both on its side and...it drinks easily and well."
From the Winery
Completely whole bunch fermented with a short maceration (a few hours) sufficient to impart colour and texture. Following a soft pressing, the juice is given a cool fermentation in stainless steel and allowed to ferment to almost complete dryness. Maturation on lees in stainless steel adds texture and malo-lactic fermentation is prevented to ensure vibrancy.
A very warm and dry vintage with noticeably low yields exacerbated by frosts in early Spring. The conditions continued with just enough relief via light showers before a very early and compounded harvest that had vignerons scrambling, Whilst a famous vintage for red wines, 2016 was a well above average vintage for Rose with rich flavours and impressive concentration and length.
Fruit from the Gers region, in the centre of southern France provides a core of vibrant and expressive fruit with impressive depth whilst the high altitude, cool climate Aude Valley fruit provides lifted aromatics, savoury complexity and bright, fresh acidity.
Don't Pay: $24.00
WBW Rating: 92/100
Region: Aude Valley, France
Winemaker: Vincent Charleux
Drink now until: 2019
Alc/Vol: 12.5 %
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