VARIETY: Grenache 50% Carignan 40% Shiraz 10%
AREA OF ORIGIN: Roussillon, South of France
PRODUCT BACKGROUND: After years of contact and cooperation with France, the Grier family of Villiera Wines in South Africa, purchased a vineyard in the South of France in 2006. They produce a complete range of wines in the heart of the Fenouillèdes, in the famous Agly Valley, considered one of the finest terroirs of the Roussillon region. The Domaine Grier Rosé expresses the successful combination of Old and New World.
WINEMAKING: Old, shy yielding goblet vines were harvested slightly prematurely for the Rosé. After crushing and destalking a short period of skin contact was allowed before pressing. After overnight settling, the juice was racked into fermentation at 14⁰C. After stabilisation the wine was bottled early. Both varieties are vinified separately before blending.
TASTING NOTES: The delicate aromas ensure compatibility with food. It shows hints of red berries and a terroir based minerality with a fresh, light finish on the palate.