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A vivid pale strawberry pink with aromas of crushed red berries, laced with an exotic twist. On the palate instantly appealing soft berry flavours mingle with a smooth, yet textural finish to make this an uncomplicated, easy drinking fresh and fruity dry rosé of real character.Producer DetailsIn south west France (south of Bordeaux), Gascony is the home of foie gras, d’Artagnan and The Three Musketeers; more importantly for Boutinot (the importer), it has been the source of their bistro wines for the past twenty five years. Gascony is cool enough to produce white wines which are streaked with refreshing acidity and sparkle with zesty aromatics, perfect for Cuvée Jean Paul or Mas de Vigneron. Samantha Bailey, Boutinot’s winemaker responsible for Gascony, also sources Sauvignon-esque Colombard here for the Champs du Moulin, La Révolution and Azura single varietal wines. Tasting raw wines in the wintry months of December and January in unheated and purposefully chilly cellars is challenging, particularly just after breakfast, but a task Samantha has championed. The task continues throughout the year as Samantha rigorously blends all the components she has retained to maintain consistency across the frequent bottlings they make throughout the year to keep their wines fresh and long-lived.In The VineyardThe rolling hills between the scattered medieval towns and villages of Gascony are predominately white wine country. Designated Pays de Gascogne in 1982, it was to here that Paul Boutinot was drawn to source his white wines from the locally grown Colombard and Ugni Blanc grape varieties. Vines are trained using the Guyot system and vigorous grape selection is used to capture the fresh aromatics and flavour of this Rose wine.In The WineryVinified from the local Tannat grape variety with some Cabernet Franc and Merlot, harvested fully ripe in October.
Food RecommendationsA great all rounder that fits in with most dishes. The winemaker thoroughly enjoyed it with Thai green curry!
Awards & Press2009 Vintage: IWC 2011 - Bronze
Producer: BoutinotGrape Varieties: BlendedOptimum Drinking: Within 2 yearsWine Style: Fruity dry easy drinking roseAlcohol by Volume: 12.5%Closure: ScrewcapCountry: FranceStyle / Colour: Rose
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