The grapes for the Le Charmel Rosé come select hillside vineyard sites above the Loire River near the town of Angers in the central Loire Valley region. The soil is predominately chalk and clay.
The grapes are pressed directly (pneumatic press) when they arrive at the cellar to preserve the freshness of the aromas and not to extract too much color. Fermentation in stainless steel vats regulated at fairly low temperature. The wine is aged on its lees for three months in stainless steel tanks to extract maximum fruit flavors.
Varietals: 50% Cabernet Franc, 50% Gamay
Region: Loire Valley, France
The bouquet suggests forest strawberries, peach and wildflowers. The wine is wonderfully bright, crisp and fresh and well packed with fruit. Dry style.
UPC: 0 89832 41211 3