Age of Vines: 60 years (60%); 10 years (30%)
Yields: 30 hl/ha
Pruning Method: Goblet and Royat
Varieties: 80% Cinsault, 20% Syrah
Vinification Method: The “Tan Little Pig” is made from grapes harvested at their maximum ripeness and immediately destemmed. They are gently crushed and the juice is fermented with natural yeast. The skins are removed from the vats 36 hours after pressing, lending this rosé its beautifully intense pink color. The wine rests in stainless steel in a cellar that is half-buried into the earth so that the temperature of the winery is naturally regulated. It undergoes a light ﬁltering when bottled on site.
Tasting Note: This rosé is vibrant pink in the glass. Deep scents of ultra-ripe crushed red cherries, a note of guava paste, overripe ﬁg ﬂesh and a pretty, yet smoky note of sweet herbs. Blood Orange infused red berry ﬂavors dominate the palate and are set-off by the wines generous minerality.
Pairing: Serve this summer wine with a spicy couscous and lamb tagine, ﬂame grilled chicken dishes, spicy lamb or beef kebabs, sweet barbecued pork dishes.