This rosé is one of our rarest this year. It is produced in a region more known for its big earthy reds than for rosé. Plus the winemaker Romain Saurel sourced grapes only from a very small area in Gigondas known as a ‘lieu dit’ called La Moutte. It’s a special one!
The Saurel family has been tending these vines for generations, dating back to the 1800s, but it isn’t until recently that the current generation started bottling under their own family label. They have been Certified Organic since 2012, with the majority of their vines at least 50 years old. Vinification is traditional too, with a celler full of old, large foudres and cement tanks.
Grape: Cinsault 80%, Syrah 20%
Region: La Moutte, Gigondas, Rhône Valley, France
Farming: Organic, 50+ year old CInsault planted in 1970, hand harvested
Winery: Cold maceration with 6 hours skin contact, fermented in stainless with occasional bâtonnage, vegan