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Rosé d’Anjou- AOC by decree on 14th November 1936
 
 
 
Rosé
     
 
A clear reflection of their climate,, these wines are tender and ever so slightly mild, and there are at their best when still in the full bloom of youth.
 

The vineyard
Geographical location: The Rosé d’Anjou appellation areas merge together with those of the Anjou AOC area.
Surface area: 2,400 ha (6,000 acres)

 
 

The wine
Annual production:
155,000 hl
Basic yield: 60 hl/ha
Grape varieties: Grolleau (the most frequently grown variety in this AOC area), Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pineau d’Aunis, Gamay and Côt
Dominant growing practices: Density of 4,000 to 5,000 plants/ha. Single or double Guyot pruning.
Residual sugar content: at least 7g/l (generally less than 20 g/l).

Tasting
Sensory characteristics:
Bright, crystal clearappearance of raspberry red or with glints of salmon pink.  Notes of small red fruits (strawberry, redcurrant), rose, , English candy, with a fresh finale of mint and white pepper.
The perfect wine for
gourmands, tender rosés are round and mellow on the palate with a liveliness that compensates for the sweet sensation and refreshes the finish.
Serving temperature: Serve chilled to 6°C
Ageing potential: Should be drunk in its early years, although certain generous vintages can hold surprises in store for several decades.


 
 
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Where to find this wine?
 
This wine will enhance :
Sweet tarts / fruit salads
Also goes well with
 
For a variety of occasions :
A Girls' Night
When Asia Comes To Dinner
Tête-À-Tête


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