Cote des Roses Pinot noir (750ml)
IGP PAYS D'OC
Cote des Roses celebrates the Mediterranean lifestyle. The Languedoc appellation stretches alongside the Mediterranean coast. The soils are highly varied, mainly with hard limestone and schist, but also gravel transported by the rivers of the Languedoc region. The original bottle, with its rose shaped base was created by a young designer from the Ecole Boulle. Cote des roses is a wine to give in the same as a bunch of roses!
The grapes are harvested late September once they are perfectly ripe. The yields are controlled to ensure a good concentration and elegant tannins. The grapes are destemmed before being placed in vats for a maceration period of 10 to 15 days. The polyphenols are gently extracted by punching down and pumping over, following a daily tasting process. The wine is partially matured in 225 litre barrels for several months to give it an aromatic complexity whilst retaining the fruitiness and elegance of this grape variety.
This wine reveals aromas of fresh fruit such as Morello cherry, wild raspberry and spices. On the palate the full texture is velvety with silky tannins, and an elegant, well balanced finish.
Food and Wine Pairing
Serve at 15-16 C with roasted or grilled meat, chicken tagine or mature cheese.