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In the south of France sits the village of Rasteau, a small hilltop parish with a long history of winemaking. First established by the Romans in 30 BC, the hilly, south-facing slopes and smooth-pebbled soils of the region provide the ideal terroir for planting classic Rhone varietals like: Grenache, Mourvedre, and of course Syrah. Cave de Rasteau is one of Côtes du Rhône’s oldest co-operative wineries. Founded in 1925, it now consists of a union of eighty growers managing over 700 hectares....
Brilliant salmon pink in colour with flash of blue hues. Cherry and wild strawberry aromas, with white-fleshed fruit and hints of tarragon on the palate. A full, ripe flavour profile with a slightly peppery finish.
20-25 year old vines were cultivated using 85% manual harvest with a yield of 45hl / ha. There was a planting density 4,000 plants / ha.
This rosé was created using the saignée method where the juice is pulled from a tank of red wine to obtain it's beautiful pink colour. Fermentation was conducted at low temperatures.