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La Rosée

Jean-Francois Mérieau

La Rosée Bottle
Appellation
Touraine
Variety
Pineau d'Aunis
Age of Vines
40–100
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Clay limestone, chalk
Altitude
120 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, direct pneumatic pressing, natural yeast fermentation in tank
Aging
5 months in tank

Overview

Pineau d’Aunis can be found throughout the Loire Valley where it is commonly used to make rosé. Sadly many of these rosés are fairly sweet and beverage-like which hides the naturally spicy, peppery and cherry-flavored charms of this variety. Luckily for us, Jean-François Mérieau makes a deliciously dry and savory rosé of Pineau d’Aunis from vines ranging in age from 40 to 100 years old! If it wasn’t so fun to drink we’d be tempted to call it serious wine.

Loire, France
  • Location
    Loire, France
  • Appellation
    Touraine
  • Proprietor
    Famille Mérieau
  • Winemaker
    Jean-François Mérieau
  • Size / Elevation
    35 hectares / 120 meters
  • Portfolio
    Jon-David Headrick Selections

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