2016 Villa des Anges Old Vine Rose
"Villa des Anges” is crafted by winemaker Jeff Carrel at the Espitalet des Anges domaine in Capestang. Situated on the ruins of an ancient Roman villa, the domaine is owned by Jaqueline Menard de Ginestous, who married-into and is herself from a prominent Languedocienne wine-growing family.
100% Cinsault from Vin de Pays d'Oc. Sourced from old, Guyot-trained vines averaging 35+ years in age. Sustainably grown.
Vinification: Night harvested. Stainless steel vinifcation at controlled temperatures. Direct pressed, with no maceration. Underwent partial (60%) malolactic conversion. Matured 2 months on the fine lees.
Tasting Notes: A light-bodied wine, intensely crisp and vividly fresh, it offers complex aromas of strawberries and red currants, with a hint of quince.
Serve With: As an aperitif it is the perfect warm weather gulper and also pairs well with a wide range of salads, seafoods, lighter dishes and grilled white meats and poultry.