The Cotswold Cheese Co

2015 Grenache Rose IGP Pays d`Oc, Monrouby, Languedoc, France 75cl

£9.35
  • 2015 Grenache Rose IGP Pays d`Oc, Monrouby, Languedoc, France 75cl

The Cotswold Cheese Co

2015 Grenache Rose IGP Pays d`Oc, Monrouby, Languedoc, France 75cl

£9.35

Description

Monrouby is a small village in the Languedoc, close to Pomerols, which is...

where we make the Baron de Badassière and the Vignes de l'Eglise wines. Graeme Paul, who makes these wines for us, was impressed with the fruit from this village in 2011, so decided to vinify several varietals separately.

Vineyards

The vineyards are located on low lying hills with the Bassin de Thau, a string of lakes, moderating the climate. There is little rain in the summer and the gentle breezes from the lakes and Mediterranean sea lowers evaporation and reduces vine stress.

Vinification

The fruit was harvested in the early hours of morning and gently pressed in a pneumatic press under CO2 in order to retain the fresh, primary fruit flavours. The wine was fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. After fermentation, the wine was racked off its lees and tartrate stability occurred naturally over the winter. No oak was used.

Tasting Notes

Pale salmon in colour, this refreshing Provencal style rose is brimming with fragrant red berry fruit with a hint of dried herbs. The palate is round with crisp acidity and a smooth finish. Perfect as an aperitif or with light Mediterranean style dishes or small plates and nibbles.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2015
Grape varieties 100% Grenache/Garnacha
Region Eastern Languedoc, Languedoc
Winemaker Graeme Paul
Alcohol (ABV) 12.5%
Acidity 4.9g/l
Residual Sugar 2.7g/l
Wine pH 3.39