Bordeaux Rosé

Haut_Rian_BordeauxRose_100.jpgWinery: Château Haut Rian
Rions (Bordeaux) France
Appellation:  Bordeaux Rosé
Designation: AOC

Site: From the estate’s vineyards in the Premières Côtes de Bordeaux; limestone soils, all from Rions near the winery.

Grapes: 25% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 60% Cabernet Sauvignon

Fermentation and Aging: 50% of the grapes receive skin contact for one night before being pressed off the skins. Settled in stainless steel vats before being bottled in January after the vintage.

Notes: “Happy and sappy” rosé; a classic. Michel says: Consume with Grilled fish, charcuterie, sausage, barbeque. Drink before and during lunch or dinner!