Vin de Pays d’Oc Rose des Glacieres: The rosé is made via the saignée method. The grapes, in this case 100% Syrah, go into a tank for a short period of time, usually overnight. After this short maceration period, the juice “bled” off has absorbed some color from the skins, but does not carry the dark purple hue that Syrah can produce. The fermentation is long and slow at controlled temperatures.
Red cherry and berry scents lead the bouquet of this attractive wine, with secondary accents of melon and earthy, herbal spices. Medium-minus in weight, similar fruit flavors flesh out the palate, balanced by ample acidity and a lingering spiced-plum flavor on the close.