Country: France Region: Languedoc Vintage: 2015
Category: Rosé Wine Color: Rosé Varietal:Rosé
""Monrouby is a small village in the Languedoc, close to Pomérols, 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.
The vineyards are located on low lying hills, where the Bassin de Thau (a string of lakes) moderates the climate. As there is little rain in the summer, the gentle breezes from the lakes and the Mediterranean Sea lower evaporation and in turn, reduce vine stress.
The Grenache Blanc is fresh and unoaked and has a lovely depth of flavour that combines nicely with an attractive aromatic lift. It is dry and savoury on the palate. The red, a blend of Syrah and Carignan, has good colour, a spiced red fruit character on the nose and supple tannins on the palate. It has remarkable character for a wine at this price.
The Chardonnay has lifted melony fruit on the nose, with nice roundness and texture on the palate. Graeme aged the wine on its lees in tanks for several months after the vintage to give it an extra depth and interest."
Winemaker: Graeme Paul
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.
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.
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.
Closure: Stelvin ABV:12.5% Acidity [g/l]: 4.9