Beaujolais Rose 2020, Chateau de Grandmont
This is a ripe and rounded rose, pale pink with a zest strawberry like fruit and well balanced acidity.
Chateau de Grandmont is a 9ha. property, situated in the commune of Blacé, about 15 minutes drive south of Château du Pavé. It is owned by Jean Brac de la Perriere, and the domaine is managed by Laurent Santailler. Chris Piper has been the wine maker since 2001 and since 2002, there has been a severe investment in the vineyard. The aim has been to dramatically reduce yields and to restructure the vineyards.
Grandmont has been overtly eco-friendly (no pesticides, weed-killers or man-made fertilisers) since 2010. The soil is manured and ploughed and has competitive "swiss grass" planted between the vines for hydric competition, ensuring deeper roots and reduced yields. A very tight pruning is carried out and unusually for Beaujolais, the vines are pruned on the double-guyot system, trained on wires, giving the grapes better aeration and sun exposure. In 2018, Grandmont was accredited with full Ecocert organic status.
For this vintage, the grapes were partially (80%) de-stalked prior to fermentation which was in temperature controlled concrete vats. There was a minimum use of sulfites prior to fermentation for anti-oxidative purposes; fermentation lasting for seven days between 27°-30°C. Over the winter months, the wine was stored in stainless steel and was then bottled in March to capture the fresh fruit.
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