La Collection by Maison Boutinot Côtes de Thau Rosé is a luscious and textural blend of Grenache Noir and Cinsault and is very much a food wine; rich currant flavours provided by the Grenache and tangy raspberry from Cinsault come before a dry and fresh finish.
Pair La Collection by Maison Boutinot Côtes de Thau Rosé with Pasta dishes, barbeques and grilled chicken salads.
|Grape||70% Grenache Noir, 30% Cinsault|
|Style||Dry, Rosé, Light Bodied, Fresh, Red Fruit, Easy Drinking|
|Region||Côtes de Thau, Languedoc|
About the region and producer
Like all good stories, that of Boutinot France is both long and a little bit complicated! Boutinot began as a tiny importer in 1980, specialising in French wines. Paul Boutinot himself began by personally selecting the wines from France, back in the UK he would unload the trailer by hand. And deliver the crates of wines to customers himself. But good things grow and by the end of the decade we had become a bigger and better company. A company that not only sought out great wines but made them too. After 10 years later, Boutinot France started in January 1990. The first office was in the middle of the vines in Julienas; perfectly located to navigate the Beaujolais and Macon regions on the quest to make beautiful wines..
Today, Boutinot’s French office has recently relocated to Macon, and has over 20 employees who take care of production across the whole of France, covering fresh whites and rosés from Gascony, mineral wines from Burgundy, and joyful varietal wines from Languedoc among others. We don’t use any single model to source our wines; instead, a combination of sources are used, from large-scale, high-quality co-ops to small, family growers and single domaines, as well as our own vineyards in Cairanne and Saint-Vérand. Drawing on the expertise of our four winemakers and a network of partner growers, we seek to deliver the highest quality-to-price ratio possible for every wine.
Vineyard and Wine Making
The grapes for La Collection by Maison Boutinot Côtes de Thau Rosé are sourced from vineyards cultivated near to Lake Thau, set in a formerly volcanic region just inland from the sea. This has a particular micro-climate - as the proximity of the water has a moderating affect on the typically Mediterranean temperatures, allowing optimal ripening whilst retaining fresh acidity. The grapes are harvested in the early morning, then the wine is vinified as a classic rosé de presse, with soft pressing and cold fermentation.
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