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La Gascogne d’Alain Brumont Rosé

La Gascogne d'Alain Brumont Rosé

Country

France

Region

Southwest France

Sub-Region

Côtes de Gascogne

Producer

Brumont

Vintage

2018

Composition

TANNAT, SYRAH, MERLOT

Alcohol

13.5%

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WINEMAKER NOTES

Alain Brumont has always been passionate about Gascony; for him it represents an exceptional reserve of micro-terroirs. Tannat-Syrah-Merlot: three big complementary grape varieties for an unsual, high-spirited rosé. Velvet and satin from the Merlot, energy and liveliness from the Tannat, and raspberries and redcurrants from the Syrah make this a rather special, seductive, very moreish rosé. A lovely expression of a festive, harmonious Gascony.

TASTING NOTES

A real gastronomic rosé; rose petal color and a surprising generosity and fullness on the attack: well-rounded with lots of ripe fruit. Very fresh finish with lovely mouthfeel.

VINEYARD

  • Harvest: Early Harvest with slow pressing
  • Age: 40 year old vines
  • Soil: Clay-limestone hills located in Ténarèze. This terroir is called Peyrusquet, and consists of layers of gray, cracked clay 1-2 meters in depth covering limestone cliffs and is comparable to the Bordeaux right bank.

VINIFICATION

The grapes are harvested at the beginning of the ripening stage. Very slow pressing. Settling at 0 degrees C. Pressed rosé. Vinification in stainless steel tanks at low temperature for maximum fruitiness. Maturing in stainless steel vats (6 months) on fine lees to gain body and volume.

  • Fermentation: cold fermentation, raised on the lees in stainless steel tanks
  • Aging: 6 months on fine lees to gain body and volume