Domaine de Bachellery, Pinot Noir Rosé IGP d’Oc 2020

£10.00 (75cl)

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SKU: LABA0020B

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Harvested by night. On the fermentation start, half of the juice is poured into oak barrels with the aim of developing more body, richness and length. Each week the lees are stirred, to get the wine as rich as possible. The other part of the juice is vinified in close vats, under temperature control. Then both of the wines are racked and blended, and then aged for three month again, fined, filtered and bottled. Maturing for 6 months in closed tanks, on fine lees, then racking, fining and bottling. This winemaking process gives a very original wine, with a superb visual as well as tasting elegance.

Tasting note

Nice brilliant and lively colour, with purple shades. On the nose, pleasant fresh fruit notes (cherry, raspberry). Refreshing and pleasant on the palate, with acidulous red fruit notes (cherry, redcurrant, raspberry). A nice length.

About the producer

Located just outside Béziers to the east, on the Route de Bessan, the historically rich Domaine de Bachellery is owned and run by the Julien family, having taken over the property in the 1980s. This excellent site on the ancient Roman road, the Via Domitia, affords a fine view to the south of the Mediterranean. The vineyards are planted on small rolling hills, of some 70m altitude that run parallel to the sea. The soils are a mix of clay-limestone, as well as gravels and large flat, round stones (galets).

Bernard Julien is leading from the front in terms of driving the ambitions and quality of the domaine’s wines. Bernard is one of the most admired vignerons in the region, his vineyards producing an exemplary quality of fruit. The majority of harvesting is carried out at night in order to preserve the freshness and to avoid unwanted oxidation. Temperature control, lees ageing and maturation in tank, as well as oak, all play their part in the fastidious winemaking protocol that Bernard advocates. As the quality continues to be enhanced and refined, the resulting wines offer even greater value, whilst delivering exceptional flavour and texture.



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