Les Vignes de l'Eglise, Rosé 2020
Brilliant colour, perfume and flavours of strawberry and wild cherry. Great summer rosé.
Pale colour, yet with intense perfume and flavours of strawberry, wild cherry and mild cassis. A slightly more rounded palate than your classic Provence Rosé, yet with excellent freshness. A great food wine.
Producer: Les Vignes de l’Eglise
Region/Country: Languedoc, France
Production Method: Organic farming. Short skin maceration and gentle press prior to cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks
Style: Dry and pale coloured with vibrant aromatics and red fruit character
Pairing Suggestion: Salads, seafood, aperitif style
Profile: Labelling a wine as Syrah or Shiraz used to be indicative of origin however now tends to refer to style. Wines labelled as Syrah will be in the classic French style, medium bodied, blue fruited and showing lovely peppery spice whereas Shiraz tends to be fuller in body, with riper red and black fruit character indicating a warmer climate - the Australian style. The variety responds very well to oak maturation, adding tannic structure to the fruity frame, allowing for extreme ageability. It is also a very good blending grape, adding richness, fruit and structure.
Classic Regions: Rhone Valley (France), Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale (Australia), Hawkes Bay (New Zealand)
Vignes de L’Eglise
The Vignes de L’Eglise wines are made exclusively for Liberty Wines by Matt Thomson and Alana McGettigan at the excellent Cave de Pomérols co-operative in the Picpoul de Pinet region. These cooling coastal breezes, coupled with the sunny, warm climate, ensure that the grapes ripen with the optimum balance between ripe fruit flavours and freshness and aromatics.