Grenache Rosé

Near Oppidum d’Ensérune, Le Versant Grenache vineyards are situated on the sunny north-facing hills. A pale pink colour with light salmon hues, Le Versant Grenache is expressed through its delicately perfumed nose, blending gourmet notes of red fruits (strawberry, raspberry) and more floral aromas of rose and orange blossom. Exquisitely balanced, its soft and mellow palate finishes with a lovely long-lasting aroma of fresh mint.

  • Pays d’Oc
  • Indication géographique protégée

Varieties

The Grenache Noir originates from Spain and was imported to the Languedoc in the Middle Ages. This variety, which is mainly from the Mediterranean, can be vinified to produce generous red wines, pale-coloured rosés and also naturally sweet white wines. Famous for its well-rounded, gourmet wines, this variety delivers aromas of red and black fruits enriched by silky tannins.

Soils

Plots with the best balance between soil, plant and microclimate are selected: North-facing hills for this wine. Control of yields via optimal management of nutrition and de-budding. The Versant Grenache vines are situated on sunny north-facing hills near Ensérune (Languedoc-Roussillon). The soil is made up of clay-limestone marl which retains humidity so the plant develops well and the aromatic freshness improves.

Winemaking

Light direct pressing. Stabilization on the deposits for 5 to 7 days. Cold static clarification (48 hours). Alcoholic fermentation in temperature controlled, stainless steel vats.

Ageing

3 months in stainless steel vats. Batonnage on the lees to accentuate the plumpness on the palate.

Tasting notes

Pale pink colour with salmon tints. Delicately perfumed nose combining sweet hints of red fruit (strawberry, raspberry) and more floral aromas of rose and orange flower. Sweet and silky palate, wonderfully balanced, enlivened by hints of citrus zest. Lovely long-lasting aromas with hints of fresh mint.

Serve at 10°C. Cellaring potential : 3 years.

To match with this wine

Carrot, grapefruit and turmeric soup
Homemade melon sorbet and almond tuiles
Roasted pepper salad
Périgord-style salad