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Wednesday, 15 March 2017 15:31

Sweet Sainte Rose 2015

Sweet Sainte Rose 2015

 

We are extremely excited to introduce a new product to the Sainte Rose range!  This is the first time we have released a sweet wine and we’re delighted with it!  Made from late harvested Roussanne grapes, which were beginning to show signs of botrytis, this single varietal sweetie is one of a kind!  We picked the grapes in October 2015 and having started primary fermentation, the juice was transferred to one year old barrels to finish fermentation and age for 12 months.  Because of the concentration and high sugar content of the grapes, the wine finished fermentation at 15.5%, thus is classified as Vin de France and bottled in 50cl bottles.  It has a beautiful burnished gold colour with a soft almond and delicate honeysuckle nose.  Delicious orchard fruit flavours emerge on the palate with excellent acidity and a prolonged finish.  Serve off chilled with cheese!

 

This wine will be available to the trade from Simpsons Wine Imports in the UK and direct to the consumer from the Sainte Rose website www.sainterose.com very soon, retailing at £12.99 per bottle.

 

sweet roussanne 2015 small

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