Maison Dubard - Unexpected Rosé
Vignobles Dubard - Vin de France
Rosé,Vin de France
70% Merlot - 30% Malbec
The Dubard Family is for more than 30 years, the most famous producers of refreshing and reasonably priced wines in South-West France. The family members offer differing personalities of graduate oenologists, wine makers and viticulturists who together make up a dynamic and passionate team that has been renowned in the Bergerac wine region for decades. Being receptive to their terroir, combining common sense and long experience with ceaseless wine-making and viticulture: these are the founding principles on which the family has relied in their exceptionnel cuvées. They are also ongoing on the environmental label "HVE" (High Environmental Value).
Among the 51ha of red grape varieties of the estate, 20% (young vines) are intended for the production of this rosé. These vines, planted at high density (5,000 vines/ha), use the simple Guyot vine training system. Alternating rows of tillage and grassing reflect the search for natural, optimal water balance. Respect for traditional rules of vine management and the sustainable use of organic amendments naturally limit yields to around 55 hL/ha.
Vinification of this rose keeps freshness as a key word. The fruity aromas of the grape, located mainly in the skin, are extracted at low temperatures. This is why grapes are harvested at night and, upon arrival to the cellar undergo cold maceration for 6 to 12 hours. Following cold settling, fermentation is carried out at low temperatures (around 16°C/60,8F). At each stage of vinification, the goal is to promote freshness in the mouth and reveal the aromas of fruit. Aging on fine lees balances the liveliness of this rose by giving it a round and silky texture.
Tasting notes
With a clear and lively color, this wine offers a very fruity nose of wild strawberries and raspberries. The fleshy cherry is added to this basket of berries for a palate that is both round and fresh- perfect for sunny days and beautiful its first three years.
Food pairing
This fruity and gourmet rosé wine will go wonderfully with grilled meats as well as appetizers and spicy dishes. It is recommended to serve it at a temperature of 10 to 12°C/50F to 53,6F, so as to appreciate all its lightness and acidity.
Aging potential
The liveliness of this wine is optimal during its first 3 years.
Grape varieties
70% Merlot - 30% Malbec
Terrisson Wines
195 rue Guy Arnaud
30900 Nîmes - FRANCE
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