Rosé L'Epatant Antidote 2016

SKU/Code: 
DB3882-16
Product Line: 
Rosé
Varietal: 
Malbec
Country: 
France
Region: 
Southwest
Farming Type: 
Organic
Combel La Serre

100% Malbec (aka Auxerrois in local parlance). The full name on the label is "Formule Secrete: L'Epatant Antidote à la Chaleur du Causse" is indicative of the Ilberts' intention to craft a refreshing rosé to counter the extreme heat of the Causse plateau and surrounding river plain of Cahors. That said, this is a full-bodied, deeply colored rosé, which is not surprising coming from this hot climate and the dark Malbec grape. The fruit comes from 1 hectare of low-yielding vines (25 hl/ha) on clay-limestone soils on the Causse at 320m in elevation. The wine isa blend of  The wine is a 50-50 blend of direct-pressed juice and saignée juice, fermented with natural yeasts and aged in tank. Bottled in January 2017; 250 cases produced.

SOLD OUT FOR THE 2016 VINTAGE