Atlantique Rosé – Cabernet Franc

Vineyards along the banks of the river Loire are cooled by Atlantic Ocean breezes and can produce elegant and dry pale pink Rosé wines more than a match for those from Provence.

Prime Loire Valley vineyards on soils of Gabbro shale near Nantes and the siliceous and calcareous clay of Anjou supply the fabulous Cabernet Franc grapes that are harvested at the end of September. After gentle pressing and careful racking, the alcoholic fermentation is started at low temperature (12-15°C). After 2 weeks fermentation, the wines are racked then left for a few months on the fine lees.

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Description

Vineyards along the banks of the river Loire are cooled by Atlantic Ocean breezes and can produce elegant and dry pale pink Rosé wines more than a match for those from Provence.

Prime Loire Valley vineyards on soils of Gabbro shale near Nantes and the siliceous and calcareous clay of Anjou supply the fabulous Cabernet Franc grapes that are harvested at the end of September. After gentle pressing and careful racking, the alcoholic fermentation is started at low temperature (12-15°C). After 2 weeks fermentation, the wines are racked then left for a few months on the fine lees.

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Specifications

TASTING NOTES
Pale pink, yet vibrant in the classic French style. There is plenty of wild strawberry and raspberry fruit on the nose. The palate is deliciously fresh, elegant and soft with crisp acidity. Generous fruit flavors, but delightfully dry.

PAIRINGS
Perfect fresh from the fridge, as an aperitif or with salads, meats from the grill and even lightly spiced Asian dishes.

GRAPES
100% Cabernet Franc

ALCOHOL
12.5%

RESIDUAL SUGARS
0.9g/L

pH
3.3

MALOLACTIC
NO

The Producer

Vineyards near the West coast and along the banks of the river Loire are cooled by Atlantic Ocean breezes and produce some of the world’s finest Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc grapes.

Drouet Frères supply the fabulous Sauvignon grapes that are harvested at full maturity. Slow and gentle pressing follows the first phase of skin maceration to extract the aromatic compounds contained in the skins. Light racking after fermentation in stainless steel tanks between 13°C and 15°C for 18 days.

Prime Loire Valley vineyards on soils of Gabbro shale near Nantes and the siliceous and calcareous clay of Anjou supply the fabulous Cabernet Franc grapes that are harvested at the end of September. After gentle pressing and careful racking, the alcoholic fermentation is started at low temperature (12-15°C). After 2 weeks fermentation, the wines are racked then left for a few months on the fine lees.