Le Chat Noir Rosé (12pk)
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Region: Gers & Aude Valley
Grape Variety: 60% Cinsault, 30% Grenache, 10% Shiraz
Winemaker: Hilde Chevillot
Pack Size: 12 Bottle Pack
Summary: Fruit from the Gers region, in the centre of southern France provides a core of vibrant and expressive fruit with impressive depth whilst the high altitude, cool climate Aude Valley fruit provides lifted aromatics, savoury complexity and bright, fresh acidity.
Winemaking: Completely whole bunch fermented with a short maceration (a few hours) sufficient to impart colour and texture. Following a soft pressing, the juice is given a cool fermentation in stainless steel and allowed to ferment to almost complete dryness. Maturation on lees in stainless steel adds texture and malo-lactic fermentation is prevented to ensure vibrancy.
Vintage 2020: 2020 growing season begun with generous autumn rains and a mild December. A warm February got things moving pretty quick and an early budburst was experienced. A cooler spring slowed things down and then a dry summer provided excellent conditions for harvesting. 2022 was an excellent vintage with wines of elegance, great aromatic intensity and freshness.
Tasting Note: Pale pink in colour, sitting well within the classic Provence “pale and dry” spectrum. The nose is lifted and expressive with perfumed aromas of pink florals, red berries, subtle herb and minerals. The palate is fresh, vibrant and fruitful with savoury notes delivering a fine, even, long finish of strawberries, rose petal and fresh herbs. Perfect chilled with a variety of dishes.