Domaine Montrose 2016 'Prestige' Rose, Cotes de Thongue IGP
Item Number: 10339
Sub Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Appellation/AVA: Cotes de Thongue IGP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 70% Grenache / 25% Rolle / 5% Syrah
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Glass Stopper
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Soil Type: Volcanic and pebbly siliceous-clay terraces
The 'Prestige' Rosé is Domaine Montrose's top rosé wine. It is a blend of Grenache, Rolle and Syrah from their greatest terroirs of volcanic and pebbly siliceous-clay terraces. The bottle is sealed with an elegant glass cork.
Winemaking Notes: This rosé is made by the saignée method. After harvesting, the Grenache and the Rolle are destemmed and blended in stainless steel vats. They macerate for a few hours to extract their finest flavors. The bleeding juice is then fermented at moderate temperature to preserve the terroir’s expression. It is aged on the lees to enhance elegance. A small part of the blend is vinified and aged in oak barrels. At the end of aging, a touch of Syrah is added to the blend to improve balance and complexity.
Tasting Notes: The Montrose 'Prestige' Rosé is a nice pale color. The nose is complex and shows ripe citrus fruits, mandarin, and spices. The palate is full yet delicate. Enjoy this wine fresh with grilled red mullets, scallop, guinea fowl or simply on its own.