Le Petit Chat. Pays d’Oc
Honest, well-made, dry rosé.
A fruity, mouth-filling Rosé packed with juicy red berry flavours, a luscious texture and dry savoury finish. A drier style of rosé so great with food.
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Honest, well-made, dry rosé. A fruity, mouth-filling Rosé packed with juicy red berry flavours, a luscious texture and dry savoury finish. A drier style of rosé so great with food. A varietal blend of Rhône grape varieties; 40% old vine Cinsault, 50% Grenache Noir and 10% Syrah. The Cinsault grapes are from particularly old vines and like the Grenache Noir and Syrah were harvested from about 4am in the morning to make sure they arrived cool at the winery. Each grape variety was harvested and pressed separately and then vinified at low temperatures. Made by the ‘rosé de presse’ method where the grapes are not macerated on their skins but go straight to the press where the finer aroma and the flavour compounds located just under the skins are gently extracted on a slow cycle. The grapes are then discarded. They are not re-used to make red wine. This process is therefore both more expensive and wasteful – as extraction is limited to about 50% of the potential total – but is favoured to release the best elements needed for a subtle and elegant rosé. Following alcoholic fermentation all the seperate cuves were tasted and various trial blends made before deciding on the final blend. Food Recommendations:-Serve chilled with tomato-based pasta dishes, fish or enjoy on its own.