Domaine Patrick Vauvy, Rosé de Touraine, Loire, France, 2018
Blend: Gamay 40%, Cabernet Franc 15%, Pineau d'aunis 15%, Cabernet Sauvignon & Cot (30%)
Closure: Technical cork
Style: Still wine
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes
The Domaine has been the hands of the Vauvy family for generations, Patrick took over and has brought new vision and an experimental style to the Domaine. He is often the last of his neighbours to harvest. Located above the banks of the Cher River, the soil is predominantly sand based giving the wines a fruit driven, immediately appealing style.
Long pruning, using a spring debudding and a summer thinning to further control yields and ensure quality and ripeness at harvest. The young vines are harvested by hand and the rest mechanically. Patrick is always the last to harvest in the area in his quest to achieve a rich, ripe style.
The grapes are destemmed on arrival and pressed gently to release the pale Rose juice which then fermented at a cool temperature.
No oak treatment.
A pale salmon coloured rosé. On the nose this wine is floral but there are hints of spice which follow through to the palate. The palate combines volume and freshness in equal measure and the satisfying finish will leave you wanting more.
This wine enhances the enjoyment of smoked meats and cheeses but can be enjoyed as an aperitif at any time.