Fresh but disciplined. A blend of Syrah and Grenache, our Rosé is a finely textured, complex Syrah-Grenache blend. Importantly, it is made in a multi-step process relying on skin contact - a short maceration, not by the traditional saignée method - in order to reveal the full texture and character of the grape variety and give it nice length and structure.
Our perfumed Rosé reminds us of the fleshy texture of roses, which we love. We collect medieval rose varieties, some of which are planted around the house, the others can be found in the medieval herb garden and walled “potager”, inspired by the one that figures prominently in the romantic treatise Le Roman de La Rose.
TASTING NOTES LE rose 2018
Appearance: Pale pink, clear with bright tints.
Nose: Rich and intense. Notes of raspberry and redcurrant mixed with touches of grapefruit and lime. Floral hints.
Palate: Balanced and fresh, both rich and elegant with a pleasant fruitiness
Finish: Long citrus notes.
Ideal with seafood and shellfish, but also a perfect accompaniment to lightly spiced dishes, summer salads, or tender lamb. Serve at 14°C. Aging potential: 3 years.
Varieties: Grenache noir (62%), Syrah (16%), Cinsault (5%), Mourvèdre (8%), Rolle (9%)
Total acidity: 3.3 g/l (as sulphuric), 5.6 g/l (as tartaric)
Residual sugar: 1.9 g/l, still wine.
Closure: Screwcap to preserve freshness and purity for up to 3 years
Vines: Grenache noir, between 15 and 65 years old, North-West facing at 530m. Syrah, between 15 and 45 years old, South-West facing at 540m. Other varieties 8 years old.
Soil: argilo-limoneux (clay and limestone), very stony.
Pruning method: single cordon de Royat with 5 shoots per cordon, double cordon de Royat with 6 shoots per cordon.
Treatments: No synthetic treatments used. Organic wine (Ecocert).
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