Domaine Isle Saint Pierre 2018 Rose, Mediterranee IGP

Domaine Isle Saint Pierre 2018 Rose, Mediterranee IGP

Item Number: 12444

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Country: France
Region: Rhone
Sub Region: Southern Rhone
Appellation/AVA: Méditerranée IGP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 40% Merlot / 40% Cabernet Franc / 20% Arinarnoa / Petit Verdot / Tannat
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Sand, silt, alluvial soils of the Rhone
Case Production: 60,000

Winemaking Notes: This Southern French rosé is a blend of ‘saignée’ and directly pressed wine made from 100% free-run juice. To obtain a fresh wine with a strong and vivid color, special care is given to the pre-fermented maceration in the elaboration of both types of wine according to the different grape varieties used in its production. The slow fermentation lasts about four weeks at a stable temperature (16 to 18°). There is no malolactic fermentation.

Tasting Notes: Isle Saint Pierre has produced an exceptional Southern French rosé! It has a lively and fruity nose with hints of red fruit and dried fig, with a lingering, fresh taste with notes of ripe strawberry, raspberry and gooseberry. Pair this wine with cold fish, grilled vegetables or "pieds paquets" (Provencal Speciality).

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 90 (8/15/2019)

    Glistening onion skin. High-pitched strawberry and citrus zest aromas are complemented by a deeper suggestion of white peach. Silky and open-knit, offering juicy citrus fruit and red berry flavors that slowly tighten up on the back half. Finishes on a minerally note, with strong tenacity and a sexy, lingering floral quality.