Wine Type Rose Wine
Style Light, Dry Rosés
Region Vins de Pays d'Oc
Grower Name Domaine Montrose
Grape Variety Grenache / Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Screw Cap
Jascots tasting note...
" Domaine Montrose's Ros\357\277\275 is right up there with the best. MainlyGrenache, but with generous additions of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah,this has a lovely freshness on the nose while the palate has strikingly pure strawberry fruit and really good length. "
Goes great with...
Barbeque, Canapés & Salads
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Why you should buy this wine...
Older than its namesake Chateau Montrose of Bordeaux, Domaine Montrose's rosé is right up there with the best rosés of Southern France, including those of Provence and Tavel.
About The Grower Domaine Montrose
The name Montrose refers to its geographic location on avolcano (Mont) and to the pink (Rose) flowers almond tress surroundingthe vineyard. The domaine was founded in 1701 when actual owner's(Bernard Coste) ancestor received its coat of arms from the King LouisXIV's counsellor. Since 1701 Montrose has remained family owned. TodayBernard Coste is the 11th generation in charge of the domaine. His sonOlivier has joined him in 2009 and now works on his side.DomaineMontrose is an 85 hectares estate managed with passion by Bernard Coste.At his side from the vineyard manager to the winemaker everybody isdriven by the same objective: crafting great South of France wines.Toachieve our goal we are practicing and encouraging sustainable farming.Not only does it protect our environment but it also makes our winesshowing a better expression of our terroir.
Red grapes are planted on villafranchiens (small pebbles as onthe below picture) and basaltics soils with low water reserves forcingthe roots to go deep and giving good concentration and balance to thewines. Rosés are harvested earlier to preserve freshness and fruitiness.White grapes are planted on chalky clay marls to develop fruitiness& delicacy. Some Chardonnays are planted on basaltic soils to addmore mineralty the wines.During the harvest we pick our grapes at nightto preserve their aromas from the Sun's oxidation and to keep them cool.Once in the cellar the must (fermenting grape juice) and then the winesare kept in thermo-regulated vats to protect them. This great careallows us using much less of the other protective technique: sulphites.Our wines contains less sulphites than the legal limit authorised withorganic farming.
About The Region Vins de Pays d'Oc
Alternative name for the Languedoc-Roussillon, France's best value, most diverse and largest wine-producing region (by volume). It takes its name from a time when its inhabitants spoke Occitan, in which 'oc' is the word for 'yes', hence 'langue d'oc'.
The region is made up of three different departements - the Aude, Herault and Gard respectively. Despite the large volumes produced, the region is responsible for only 10% of France's AC wines - these appellations include Corbieres, Fitou, Minervois and Coteaux de Languedoc AC. Several different varieties for both red and white are permitted, but the most important grapes include Carignan and Grenache for reds and many local varieties for whites.
About The Grape Variety Grenache / Garnacha View All Wines With This Grape
Grenache is a high-quality black grape common in red wines of Southern France (most famously Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas) and Spain, where it is known as Garnacha. It is also found in large quantities of Cotes du Rhone and appears regularly in rosés of the south of France, notably Tavel and Lirac.
It is well-suited to traditional bush vine viticulture in hot, dry climates. When subjected to severe pruning of mature vines, it can produce very long-lived, dense wines.
About The Grape Variety Cabernet Sauvignon View All Wines With This Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon is a black grape variety which produces red wines of high quality in many wine-producing regions world-wide. Its hallmark characteristics are black fruit flavours, particularly blackcurrant, and often a menthol or eucalyptus secondary note. It is a hardy grape able to grow in both hot and cooler climates alike.
Cabernet Sauvignon's traditional home is Bordeaux in South-West France, where it is commonly blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc to produce what is known as a 'Bordeaux Blend'. Such blends are increasingly popular in other parts of the wine-making world such as South Africa, Australia and South America. It is also found as a varietal wine, particularly in New World regions such as Coonawarra in Australia or Napa Valley, California.