CARDINAL DISTRIBUTING

Mas De Valer Mediterranean Rose'

$28

Vé” Rosé IGP Mediterranée:

“Vé”—a local Provençal expression meaning “Look at that!”—is a blend of 70% Caladoc (a crossing of Grenache and Malbec), 15% Merlot, and 15% Marselan (a crossing of Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon) from soils of sand and loam. Harvested at night to ensure that the bunches are cool upon entry to the winery, “Vé” is pressed directly and given a brief passage in stainless steel before bottling. Clocking in at a modest 13% alcohol, it offers bright, salt-tinged flavors of raspberry and ripe citrus fruits, with a sneakily long finish given its modest price.

Grape varieties: Merlot / Caladoc

Tasting notes: pale pink and shiny colour. Fresh red fruits on the nose.

Fresh and crunchy mouth on notes of raspberry and grapefruit.

The finish has a nice length.

Food pairing: refreshing wine. Ideal as an aperitif, it will match perfectly provençal food, mixed salads.

Serving temperature: 10-12°C

 


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