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2012 Puech-Haut Prestige Rose

Languedoc, FRANCE
$19. 99
$239.88 Dozen
Cellar: 1 - 2 Years (2014-2015)
ABV: 13%
Closure: Glass Stopper

A gorgeous follow up release with all the texture and flavour we expected that's made this our fastest selling rose.

Over the last 30 years, the Languedoc region in Southern France has been striving to break away from a not so glorious past. It is nowadays considered a treasure trove for wine and food lovers, thanks to a number of investors from France and around the world, who like the Romans did in their days, recognised the region's stunning potential. One of the many ventures is Chateau Puech Haut, located in the village of Saint Drezery, north east of the city of Montpellie. Their lighter coloured style of rosé is akin to what the French call "Vin Gris", usually enjoyed with Summer Mediteranean dishes like grilled fish, tian (a cold vegetable flan) and salads, but also as an aperitif with finger foods. Made as a "Rose de presse" (juice straight off the press), the grapes are pressed rather than macerated (as is the case in a "Rose de Saignee"). Chateau Puech Haut employ Grenache and Cinsault for this wine, which is fermented in thermo regulated stainless steel over twenty days to increase flavour intensity.

Translucent watery salmon pink tinged colour with watery hue. The nose offers up scents of raspberry, strawberry, a touch of musk and some light spice. Beautifully textured with a silky rounded mouthfeel the palate boasts flavours of raspberry and strawberry followed by some musk confectionary like characters and spice. Fruity yet finishing dry and clean with long raspberry, musk and spice aftertaste. (NB- the presentation is a bonus - the ladies love it!) Drink over the next 1-2 years.
Alc 13% Vin Lok glass stopper