Soif-Art Rosé 2019
Harvest date: 26th and 30th of September 2019
Appellation : IGP Côtes du Tarn
Winemaker : Olivier JEAN
Grape variety: 60 % Braucol, 30% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Soil : Clay and limestone
Harvest: Hand picked
Yield: 60 hl/ha
Bottling:at the estate, in bottles of 750 ml
Certification : Organic wine certified by ECOCERT
Frais de port offert
pour toute commande supérieure à 100€ !
This 2019 vintage was quite a good year for most of the Gaillac winemakers, thanks to the frost being late and no hailstorm. Spring rains helped our vineyards to resist heavy summer heats and droughts, allowing it to mature, and without bothering the harvest. Though, we had to be patient before harvesting them to their full maturity, the sunny days off-season helped us waiting for the right moment.
The rosé wines of this vintage are fresh and fruity carried by a nice structure.
The grapes are harvested in the early morning, "fresh" so that the grapes are pressed at a good temperature (between 8 ° C and 14 ° C) to prevent any early oxidation phenomenon. 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 raspberry-like rosé, limpid and brilliant
Aroma:An explosive mix of wild strawberry and blackcurrant
Taste: We find the greed of currants and wild strawberries, supported by a slight sweetness. The final deviates on English candy, and is quite addictive.
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.