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Friday, 26 October 2012 11:59

Simpsons of Sainte Rose

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Written by Charles Simpson
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Simpsons of Sainte Rose Dynamic British wine specialists Naked Wines are about to launch four wines in an exclusive range that we at Sainte Rose have created specially for them.  Look out for the Simpsons of Sainte Rose wines exclusively on their website.  The two-tiered range consists of a sublime Sauvignon Blanc and gutsy GSM (Grenache/Syrah/Mourvedre) at the entry level; followed by the premium pair, which consists of a luxurious Low Yield (and barrel aged) Roussanne and an opulent Old Vine (also barrel aged) Syrah.  These are all from the 2011 vintage, but there will be more to come from…
Tuesday, 09 October 2012 19:22

Our New Project!

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Written by Charles Simpson
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Our New Project!   The following press release went out today and was picked up by...   Decanter    Harpers   The Drinks Business News   The English Wine Producers News   TizWine   Domaine Sainte Rose celebrates 10 years in business with a new challenge   British wine producers, Charles and Ruth Simpson, moved to France ten years ago to follow their dream of producing ‘unexpectedly exceptional wine’ in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Over the last decade at the stunning Domaine de Sainte Rose, they have built a thriving business, with customers around the world enjoying an impressive selection of…
Friday, 05 October 2012 12:58

Final 2012 Vintage Update!

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Written by Ruth Simpson
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Final Vintage 2012 Update! So it is all over for another year!  All our grapes are safely in the winery, and just before the most significant rain that we have experienced since the spring! Having picked Mourvedre for rosé we carried on and brought in our Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot.   Both varieties had reached phenolic maturity earlier than previous years with wonderfully concentrated fruit flavours.  A few days later the 7 remaining rows of Mourvedre were picked for red wine and it was over.  That weekend we received 70mm of rain, which is about 12% of our annual rainfall!   We were hugely relieved not…
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