Cellar Door Specials 2018 Reserve Saint Auriol - Pays D'Oc Rosé

2018 Reserve Saint Auriol - Pays D'Oc Rosé

2018 Reserve Saint Auriol - Pays D'Oc Rosé
Tasting Note

Background
Claude Vialade, the founder of Domaines Auriol has four vineyards in Corbières - Languedoc-Roussillon on the Mediterranean coastline. She purchased Château Saint-Auriol as a 20 year old on completion of her degree. Over time, the vineyard has grown from an initial 14 hectares to 40 hectares of vines.

The 2018 vintage was characterised by variability. A wet Spring was followed by a hot Summer and then more rain. Fortunately the fruit was picked prior to the October floods and did not suffer from any mildew or rot.

The Reserve Saint Auriol Rosé was made from equal amounts of Grenâche-Gris and Syrah. The grapes were de-stemmed, pressed pneumatically and underwent a very short 3 hour-maceration, then a 10-12 day fermentation ensuring a dry wine with just 12.5% alcohol.

Colour
Pale salmon pink

Nose
Dry with a hint of strawberry

Structure / Palate
A light with good flavour intensity and balance, a subtle fruitiness in the mid-palate before a clean, dry, refreshing finish that lingers. A good food style rosé.

A rosé that will compliment many foods - simply enjoy over lunch. Drink through 2019/2020 Summer.
Bottle Size 750ml
Bottle Closure Screwcap
Alcohol 12.5%
Cellaring Potential now to 2022
Serving Suggestion Perfect as an aperitif, it can be served with starters: salads, charcuterie and grilled meats with herbs and grilled vegetables.
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$14.99
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