Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose Rosé
65% Cinsault, 25% Grenache and 10% Syrah
A beautiful pale salmon colour Rosé. Elegantly fragrant, with aromas of wild strawberries, citrus and flowers. Round and creamy on the palate, with ripe summer fruit flavours and minerality. Elegant and balanced with juicy acidity and a silky smooth finish. Also available in magnum so you can have twice the enjoyment.
Viticulture and Vinification
The grapes are sourced from low-yielding (37hl/ha) old vines on the sloping hillsides of various vineyards in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France. The areas are made up of old volcanic soils composed of 70% schist, which helps create high-quality grapes with great structure and freshness.
The grapes are hand-harvested, de-stemmed and gently crushed. Indigenous yeasts are used to ferment the wine for 15 to 18 days in temperature controlled stainless vats. Fermentation takes place at low temperatures of 14-16 ° to preserve the delicate fruit flavours. Each grape variety is harvested and vinified separately and then finally blended together to create a perfectly balanced wine.