2019 VDF Rose Pupille
A rosé wine. Edouard purchased these grapes from a friend, but harvested them all himself. The blend is mainly of Carignan, with a bit of Grenache and Cinsault. The vines were in their second year of conversion to organic farming, and from two sites. Aragon - which has clay and limestone soils. And Caunes-Minervois - which is made up of limestone with stony terraces, deposited by the region's rivers during the great river floods of the Quaternary era). Direct press, then aged in tank for 5 months. 30ppm SO2 at bottling.
Pale pink, looks very inviting. The first thing you notice is the nose, as it is instantly mineral. Flinty with hints of watermelon, strawberry and cream. Clear, clean and easy. To taste it is bone dry. There is peach and watermelon, the wine itself is very light on the palate. Fresh, straight, delicate, smooth, and with no harsh edges. Lots of limestone hanging around at the finish line. Easy, no fuss – but has huge chalky nose to make it interesting. Flavours aren’t too punchy, keeping it in check – and it’s a wine you could drink heaps of without issue. Peach skin and pink grapefruit flavours come into play later on. The acidity is medium plus, with a nice tartness, and makes the mouth salivate. A little bit of texture, but more linear in its delivery. Nice tension on the finish too. Versatile food wise – chicken, seafood, snacks, salads, or just on its own. Really good for the price. 12% alc.