Rosé Wine – France
Château de Lascaux Rosé, “Garrigues” 2014/15, Languedoc (x.xx% abv) Organic
Following thirteen generations of family ownership Jean-Benoît Cavalier took over Château de Lascaux in 1984 expanding the vineyards from 20 to 85 hectares. Jean-Benoît practices organic farming and wine making and this rosé is a blend of 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Cinsault and 10% Mourvedre. The grapes are pressed directly and the wine is kept in cuves for 7 months before bottling. Very crisp and lively flavours on the tongue. Minerals, dry flavours and dried floral notes are all present.
“M” de Minuty Rosé 2015, AC Côtes de Provence, Provence, (12.5% abv)
Château de Minuty is situated on the slopes between the villages of Gassin & Ramatuelle overlooking the bay at Saint-Tropez. , made from 50% Grenache ,15% Tibouren and 35% Cinsault grape varieties, which harvested by hand and hen aged in small stainless steel tanks. This is a gorgeous example of this famous rose wine, dry, refreshing, elegant and with a delicate strawberry flavour that makes it utterly delicious.
Sancerre Rosé 2014, “Pynoz”, Christian Dauny, Loire Valley (12.5% abv) Organic
Christian Dauny and his sons run this immaculate Domaine in the rolling hills to the west of the town Sancerre. Christian’s father converted to organics back in the early ‘70’s so the family are truly knowledgeable about how to get it right! An elegant pale pink colour, made from Pinot Noir grapes. It’s full of class and finesse; light and refreshing yet has lovely hidden depth.