Rosé Le Pas de Meunier 2017

ORTAS CAVE DE RASTEAU

Rosé Le Pas de Meunier
2017

Product code
18358
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Unavailable
Country
France
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Region
Rhône Valley
Subregion
Southern Rhône
Appellation
Côtes du Rhône
Varietal(s)
Grenache Noir 65 %
Cinsault 25 %
Syrah 10 %
Color
Rose
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
Availability
Winery's website

About this winery

In the south of France sits the village of Rasteau, a small hilltop parish with a long history of winemaking. First established by the Romans in 30 BC, the hilly, south-facing slopes and smooth-pebbled soils of the region provide the ideal terroir for planting classic Rhone varietals like: Grenache, Mourvedre, and of course Syrah. Cave de Rasteau is one of Côtes du Rhône’s oldest co-operative wineries. Founded in 1925, it now consists of a union of eighty growers managing over 700 hectares....

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Notes about product

20-25 year old vines were cultivated using 85% manual harvest with a yield of 45hl / ha. There was a planting density 4,000 plants / ha.

Winemaking notes

This rosé was created using the saignée method where the juice is pulled from a tank of red wine to obtain it's beautiful pink colour. Fermentation was conducted at low temperatures.

Tasting notes

Brilliant salmon pink in colour with flash of blue hues. Cherry and wild strawberry aromas, with white-fleshed fruit and hints of tarragon on the palate. A full, ripe flavour profile with a slightly peppery finish.