Listel 2011 Rose, Grain de Gris Cuvee Centennaire, VDP des Sables
The Vignoble des Sables where grapes for this brilliant rose are sourced, was spared the invasion by the phylloxera in the late 1800's thanks to the texture of the soil, so the old vines have thrived here for a century or more. It's the perfect balance between vineyards and unspoiled nature and ideal for sustainable winemaking with no herbicides and only organic fertilizers. A blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Carignan and the winemaking from harvest to bottling is state-of-the-art. Grapes are harvested at night and immediately refrigerated. Vinification is done without SO2 in stainless steel, temperature-controlled tanks. This rose shows refreshing notes of dried cherries, lemon zest, citrus, herbs and sea salt. A perfect way to welcome Spring at a great price!