Soif-Art Rosé 2020
Harvest date : 7th and 17th of September 2020
Appellation : IGP Côtes du Tarn
Winemaker : Olivier JEAN
Grape variety : 80% Gamay, 20% Duras
Soil : Clay and limestone
Harvest : Hand picked
Yield : 60 hl/ha
Bottling :at the estate, in bottles of 750 ml
Wine : Organic wine certified by ECOCERT
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Vintage 2020 :
2020 has been turned into a mayhem with the Covid 19 crisis, but meanwhile, vine cultivation was doing great. We had a great harvest, caused by a mild and temperate Spring, which helped our vines resisting both the drought and the high summer temperatures without any maturity delay. Though we had to wait the end of the season for them to mature perfectly, the sunny weather allowed us to do so.
The Rosé produced in 2020 are fresh and fruity, with a lighter colour compared to the previous years. But the taste is still the same, tasty and full of aromas.
The grapes are picked fresh, early in the morning to be pressed at the right temperature, between 8 and 14 Celsius degrees, to avoid any chance premature oxidation of their juices. This will preserve all the different tastes of the grape varieties. Grapes are then placed in a pneumatic press which carefully preserves them from excessive crushing. The so-called ‘must’ passes into stainless steel tanks which are temperature controlled, then it is racked. This process eliminates any coarse particles which would suppress any delicate flavour.
We are now at the crucial stage where the alcoholic fermentation changes grape juice into the wine you will be able to taste today. Yeast is about to work for about two weeks, at temperatures between 12 and 16 degrees. Sustaining these temperatures allows the yeasts to work very slowly, to their full scope, and thereby the wines develop their maximum flavours – alchemy at work.
For this wine, we wanted to keep its light sweetness which is why we stopped the alcoholic fermentation prematurely in order to give it a fruity hint carried by the sugary residues.
Appearance : a light coloured, peach-like rosé, limpid and brilliant
Aroma : An explosive mix of wild strawberry and of English candy
Taste : We find the greed and explosiveness of currants, supported by a slight sweetness. The final deviates on English candy, and pink berries.
Food pairings: As an aperitif, on a dried tomato pie or for the most gourmet, on a strawberry tart.
Drink within2 years to keep optimal freshness.