La Collection by Maison Boutinot, Côtes de Thau Rosé
Languedoc - France - 2020
Pale, dry, characterful and refreshing, a great house rosé from the shores of the Bassin de Thau.
This luscious and textural blend is very much a food wine; rich currant flavours provided by Grenache and tangy raspberry from Cinsault before a dry and fresh finish.
Pasta dishes, barbeques and grilled chicken salads.
The grapes are sourced from vineyards cultivated near to Lake Thau, set in a formerly volcanic region just inland from the sea. This has a particular micro-climate - as the proximity of the water has a moderating affect on the typically Mediterranean temperatures, allowing optimal ripening whilst retaining fresh acidity. The grapes are harvested in the early morning, then the wine is vinified as a classic rosé de presse, with soft pressing and cold fermentation.