Touraine Organic Rosé

Touraine

Domaine de La Brossette

Domaine La Brossette is a certified organic estate located in Touraine and owned...

by the Delaunay family. There are three hectares of organic vineyards, planted with Gamay and Cabernet Franc, for producing a pale rosé and a red.

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Vineyards

Domaine de La Brossette is situated on the bank of the Cher Valley, 50 kilometres east of Tours near the famous Château de Chenonceau. The soil is clay and silex (a mixture of flint and sand) and the pruning method is simple Guyot. It is a small, three hectare estate which is Certified Organic.

Vintage Information

The Loire Valley was plagued by spring frosts and a wet summer causing a severe reduction in yields and making the vineyard owners work hard to manage their canopies and deter fungal growth.

Vinification

Gentle pneumatic pressing extracts just the right amount of rosé colour. Fermentation takes place over a period of 20 days at a controlled temperature of 16°C in stainless steel tanks to retain fresh fruit aromas. There is a a short period of lees ageing to add depth and weight prior to bottling.

Tasting Notes

A bright and attractive pink colour in the glass. An endearing nose, with aromas of raspberry and redcurrant. The palate is round and fleshy, with a savoury freshness, plenty of fruit concentration and a minerally finish. A very precise and racy rosé.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2016
Grape varieties 100% Gamay
Region Touraine, Loire
Winemaker Marie and Thierry Delaunay
Alcohol (ABV) 13%
Acidity 7.08g/l
Residual Sugar 3g/l
Wine pH 3.35