This is an amazing Grenache-3-ways-co-ferment from Phillippe Formentin of Opi d’Aqui, who works around Clermont l’Hérault in Southern France’s Languedoc.
Tasting Notes: Sumptuously lifted, this carries that electricity found in our favorite sorts of fuller, floral rosés despite staying anchored in the Grenache Noir that supplies a sort of raspberry-chocolatey tannic finish typical of wines that are only too chuggable. Watch out!
Vinification: 40% Grenache Noir, 30% Grenache Gris, 30% Grenache Blanc hand-harvested from a single-vineyard plot of .5Ha, the grapes undergo cold carbonic co-maceration for 3-4months before transferred to stainless steel tank where élevage lasts for 6 months. Bottled unfined, unfiltered, with no additional SO2. 12%ABV