Mas La Chevalière, Rosé IGP Pays d'Oc, 75cl
Mas La Chevalière was established near Béziers in 1995 by Michel Laroche, after 10 years of searching for the right vineyards. The 40 hectares comprise high altitude, cooler sites for whites and hillside terraces for reds. The wines are classified Indication Géographique Protégée because irrigation is used to avoid heat stress (and hard, bitter characters in the wines) in the southerly, sunny climate. The conversion to screwcap for the majority of wines took place at the same time as in Chablis.
Grapes for the rosé were mainly taken from the estate's organic Roqua Blanca vineyard where the warm sunny days and well exposed, schist slopes, are particularly suited to red grapes.
This rosé is delicate yet bright in colour. Ripe redcurrant and strawberry aromas on the nose. Delicate fruitiness on the palate, combined with a lively acidity and a juicy, refreshing finish.
- Alcohol (ABV): 12.5 %
- Grape Varieties:60% Grenache/Garnacha , 30% Syrah/Shiraz, 10% Cinsault
- Region:Western Languedoc, Languedoc