CUVÉE Le rosé du Pioch
APPELLATION Vin de France
The rosé of the table!
HISTORY The first solar vintage for this first vinification of the grapes from the Pioch vineyard, the vine had suffered a rare episode of frost at the time of the first buds! At harvest time, the grapes were millerandised, with very variable ripeness on all the plots. The difficult yields following the frost made this confidential cuvée a rarity".
GRAPE VARIETIES Grenache noir 80% Muscat de Hambourg 10% Alphonse Lavallée 10
TERROIR Small shelves leaning against a pick (a hill) and surrounded by old kermes oaks and cypresses. Clay-limestone soil with the presence of flint and shell fossils.
CLIMATE Mediterranean, hot and dry. North-western exposure with a plunging view over the Hérault Valley and in the distance the foothills of the Larzac, swept by the Tramontane river.
VINIFICATION Hand-picked in 12 kg crates. Direct pressing of the 3 mixed grape varieties. The juice fermented slowly in vats at low temperature (18°C).
AGEING 4 months in fibre vats before bottling.
TASTING The deep colour of the wine and its aromas recall notes of opulent fruitiness typical of ripe Grenache, citrus fruit and spices.
GASTRONOMY It is a table rosé that will be suitable for all types of cuisine: Tielle de Sète; Pulled pork; Grilled lemongrass pork spider; Cooked pasta cheeses; Cheese boards - charcuteries; Grilled red meat; Grandmothers' pâtés and terrines.