Domaine Rimbert Petit Cochon Bronzé Rosé 2020

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Winemaker: Jean-Marie Rimbert

Appellation: the village of Berlou, Saint Chinian, Southern France

Grape Varieties: Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah

Jean-Marie makes this wine for “those who don’t have a pool” as a substitute refreshment; the label with a “Suntanned Little Pig” is his very own drawing.

 

Making of: The wine is made from grapes harvested at their maximum ripeness and immediately destemmed. They are gently crushed and the juice is fermented with neutral yeast at a controlled temperature. The skins are removed from the vats 36 hours after pressing, lending this rosé its beautifully intense pink color. The wine rests in stainless steel in a cellar that is half-buried into the earth so that the temperature of the winery is naturally regulated. It undergoes a light filtering and fining when bottled on-site, with a small sulfur addition.

Tasting Note:  This rosé is vibrant pink in the glass. Deep scents of ultra-ripe crushed red cherries, a note of guava paste, overripe fig flesh and a pretty, yet smoky note of sweet herbs, blood orange and red berry flavors.

Great on its own and with a vast array of summer dishes: spicy couscous and lamb tagine, flame grilled chicken dishes, spicy lamb or beef kebabs, sweet barbecued pork dishes.