2016 Chateau Haut Rian Rose
currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, blackberry, cherry, asparagus, spice, ginger and vanilla
violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box
"This rich and charming rosé is a blend of Merlot 50%, Cabernet Franc 40% and Cabernet Sauvignon 10% grown on clay-limestone soils. Half of the harvest goes through a cold-maceration for 18 hours before being pressed. The other half goes straight to a pneumatic press. After the musts are racked the blend is assembled and is then fermented at a cool temperature.
"The result is a wine with a bright color and fresh aromas: red currants, strawberries, licorice root and spices. In the mouth the wine is round and savory, fresh without any hard edges with a lingering, fruit-filled finish. " Distributor's Notes