GIENNOIS Rose – Domaine de Montbenoit – 2018

With its pale rose colour, this Coteaux du Giennois Rosé shows aromas of red fruits, fruit drop, and some spicy notes

On the palate the wine shows both the suppleness and refreshing acidity of the Pinot Noir. Heaps of red fruit aromas with hints of spice on the nose.

Finesse, freshness and pleasure…

Serving tips

Serve between 8 and 10 °C.
Drink it now or wait 2-3 years.

food pairing

The best dishes to accompany this wine: grilled fish and meat, cured meats, as well as lightly spiced Asian dishes, or quite simply enjoy it while lounging around the pool.

AOP Coteaux du Giennois Rosé

Centre Val de Loire

Domaine de Montbenoit

PRESENTATION

THE VINTAGE

2018 shows every sign of being a sun-driven vintage. Having braved the unusual weather conditions, 2018 is a unique, early vintage – a vintage shaped by extraordinary extremes of weather, ranging from record levels of spring rainfall to summer heatwaves. September’s fine weather helped to maintain the quality potential of the harvest.

In conclusion, the 2018 vintage is set to be all about elegance.

 

TERROIR

Our Coteaux du Giennois Rosé vines are planted on limestone soils of Pougny and Saint Père, small villages located in the heart of the Centre-Loire area. This deep and typical Pinot- noir “terroir” provides wide complexity to our wine.

WINEMAKING

As soon as they arrive in the winery, the harvested grapes are delicately pressed and the juice obtained is allowed to settle for around 36 hours. The alcoholic fermentation starts naturally at a controlled of the temperature(15-18°C).

SITUATION

Situated between Gien and Cosne-sur-Loire, this vineyard of 191 hectares has a temperate climate thanks to the Loire River, with a continental influence from the east. It’s planted on hillsides of the Loire extensions of the geologic formations of Sancerrois and Pouilly. Coteaux du Giennois is a small and recent appellation, even if one can find archeological evidences of winegrowing in this region since the 2nd century. In full expansion with authentic wines that reveal the originality of their terroir.

VARIETALS

Pinot Noir : 100%

AGEING

The wine is then matured for a few months on its fine lees until the bottling is carried out in the spring.

Reviews And Awards

90 points : Coteaux du Giennois Rosé 2018

Domaine de Montbenoit

Light brilliant orange. Fragrant, mineral accented red berry and pit fruit aromas are complemented by suggestions of honeysuckle and dusty minerals. Shows good focus and energy in the mouth, offering juicy

strawberry, nectarine and flooral pastille flavors that open up slowly on the back half. The floral note repeats on a long, focused finish that leaves a subtly sweet red berry note behind.

 

 

VINOUS

August 2019

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