Gris de Cabernet Rosé – Les Classiques
A typically French rose, made from grapes from selected plots situated on hillsides and half slopes, on a rocky, clay-limestone soil. The vineyards are located in the southern Ardeche, on the right bank of the Rhone Valley, in the communes of Valvignères and Beaulieu.
The harvest takes place at the beginning of September, at dawn, during the coolest hours of the day in order to preserve a maximum aromas.
They only use the first-run juices to help extract all the material and the aromatic richness while maintaining a bright salmon-pink color very.
Light pink-orange hue with aromas of red and black berry fruits and a delicious fresh finish.
About the Producer
Vignerons Ardechois – UVICA – is a co-operative situated near Ruoms on the right bank of the Rhone, west of Montelimar between Lyon and Avignon. Formed over 30 years ago it has bought together 23 smaller co-operatives from 23 villages. It is the largest single wine producer in the Rhone, representing 3,000 growers with 8,500 ha of vineyards. Annual production is over 500,000 hectolitres – mainly varietal IGP Ardeche (formally Vin de Pays des Coteaux de l’Ardeche) but also AOC wines of Cotes du Rhone, Coteaux du Tricastin and Cotes du Vivarias. EU funding and a growing awareness of modern vinification techniques have encouraged the Co-ops to invest in state of the art technology, actions from which they have clearly benefitted.