Domaine Montrose 2017 '1701' Rose, Cotes de Thongue IGP
Item Number: 11688
Sub Region: Herault
Appellation/AVA: Cotes de Thongue IGP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 60% Grenache / 15% Grenache Blanc / 15% Roussanne / 10% Syrah
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Soil Type: Volcanic
Since 1701, the Coste family has lived at Domaine Montrose in the Languedoc. Rosé is their emblematic wine. Cuvée 1701 was created to rival the world's greatest rosé wines.
Winemaking Notes: Cuvée 1701 is produced from their best vines from la Croix (the cross) plot. The white grapes are destemmed and undergo a short maceration before pressing. Free run juice is used from the red grapes. The fermentation is cold to enhance finesse. The white portion ages in new French oak barrels for five months. The red juice ages in stainless steel. The wines are blended and bottled at Domaine Montrose.
Tasting Notes: Cuvée 1701 has a nose of small red berries and fig. An elegant rosé, the wine has a brilliant personality and structure that is balanced by salinity and mineral freshness.
Farming Notes: Domaine Montrose is certified HVE 3 (Haute Valeur Environnementale level 3), which is the highest level of France's Environmental Value certification. It is a result of their efforts towards virtuous agriculture: planting 2,000 trees to preserve biodiversity, planting vineyard ground cover, pheromone dispensers, manual weeding, non-irrigated vines, etc. This certification complements their existing carbon neutral approach: to limit their impact on the planet, the Coste family has reduced their CO2 emissions to a minimum. They offset the rest by financing ecological initiatives.