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2018 Pink Chót, Domaine Bassac

2018 Pink Chót, Domaine Bassac
ref. BASS180 JUL19

Wine Variety:  Grenache is an old, ubiquitous variety that has proven prone to producing sports (genetic mutations) and that most likely has its origins in Spain (although Sardinia is claimed by some Italian commentators). It requires a warm climate due to its extended growing season and is the second most planted grape in France after Merlot. Grenache's tolerance of hot, dry climates means that it is widely grown in those countries and regions where such conditions are found.

Wine Region: The Languedoc lies in south central France. Taking in the three départments of Aube, Hérault and Gard, it stretches from the Rhône in the east to the Roussillon (with which it is often associated) in the west. Here are planted something like a quarter of all French vineyards. Much of the wine produced here is non-AC i.e. the region is responsible for a great deal of what the Americans would call “jug wine”. Residents of the region at one time spoke Occitan, hence the name Langue d'Oc. 

Wine Producer: Bassac is an organic estate running 80 hectares of vineyards near Béziers.
Fun Fact: This wine, Pink Chót, is named after their resident owl (Chót is owl in Occitan) who sits in the tree near the winery on summer evenings.

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£12.00
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£72.00
Style
Style:
Dry rosé - fruity
  Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Grenache
  Producer
Producer:
Domaine Bassac
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
9°C
Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
12.5%
  Country
Country:
France
  Appellation
Appellation:
IGP Côtes de Thongue
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2020
Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
  Region
Region:
Languedoc
  Colour
Colour:
Still Rosé
  Food
Food:
  • Aperitif
  • Canapés
  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Salads

wine tasting notesTasting Notes:

Extraordinary colour: a faintly orange-gold, pale but very clear and bright. The nose has a rich, ripeness to it, like fresh yellow peaches. There’s a note that reminds me of sage leaves and there’s a degree of spice here. Perhaps a hit of raspberry, can I find? The palate has richness but is essentially dry. An earthiness of structure develops and accompanies the incisive, upright acidity that emerges half way through and pushes with the earth to a long gently gripping finish. There are nuts around about. Acidity is pretty citrus, approaching lemon in its intensity. Lovely stuff. And at 12.5% manageable in the sunshine.

#3wordtastingnote: peaches, spice, citrus

 Download printable version of 2018 Pink Chót Rosé, Domaine Bassac



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