Cinsault Rosé

LAgnostique_Rose_sm.jpgWinery: L'Agnostique

Southern and Central France

Site: Languedoc, near Capestang, which is just a few kilometers from the Mediterranean Sea. High, north facing, cool farmed fruit. 

Grapes: 100% Cinsault

Fermentation and Aging: Direct press rosé. Harvest at full maturity, half a day on the skins to extract just the right amount of color. Temperature controlled fermentation, followed by elevage in vat on the fine lies. 

Notes: For a rosé that is not from Provence, this wine shows perfect Provençal onion-skin color. The aromatics are fresh and vibrant with beautiful notes of wild strawberry, and on the palate the wine shows surprising weight and finish, along with zesty acidity.

Pairing: Try it with charcuterie, with fish especially fried or grilled, or with shrimp. Grilled or roasted pork. Have it with salad, with starters, or as an aperitif. This delicious wine is a perfect “crossover” for dishes that lean in between - not quite right for red or white. Roast turkey or pizza.