Minervois Rose 2021 Chateau D'Oupia
There is something quintessential about the association between the Languedoc and crisp, refreshing rose. Maybe it's the thought of soaking up all that lovely southern french sunshine whilst on holiday without a care in the world. Predominantly made with Grenache Noir, Cinsault and Syrah this is a pale-coloured rose with an excellent depth of spangly strawberry fruit
Marie-Pierre continues Andre Iche's remarkable run of award-winning wines from the Minervois region. The 45-hectare estate surrounds the sleepy hamlet of Oupia and the preponderance of old vines (along with the magic ingredient of 100 year-old Carignan vines) guarantees a succulent, intense and richly coloured villages Minervois.
The intelligent use of even older vines and some new oak results in a stunning Cuvee des Barons with incredibly complex and intense fruit. The Minervois Blanc is made from 49% Marsanne and 49% Roussanne (with just a touche of Viognier!), resulting in a particularly floral bouquet, soft peachy fruit and a lively, zesty acidity. Last, but by no means least, is Chateau d Oupia from one of the regions very finest estates. His hand-crafted, very limited selection which he calls Nobilis is sourced from a very small parcel of 50 year-old vines situated on steep hillsides in the mountainous Beaufort zone and is almost opaque in colour, has an amazing texture and a formidably complex black-fruit complexity and velvety tannins.
Aperitif, Strawberries, Salmon
Grenache Noir, Cinsault,Syrah
Languedoc Roussillon, France