Domaine Girard

Garriguette Rosé
2016

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Estate bottled

On the south side of the ``Massif de la Malepère``

Domaine Girard was set up beginning of the 20th century in Alaigne and has seen four generations of winegrowers tend its vines.

The last one to come in is Philippe, who joined his father end of 1999. They then decided to bottle their production and their first vintage was 2000.

On the South side of the Massif de la Malepère, this Estate grows 25 hectares of varietals among which merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, cot, pinot noir and chardonnay.

The village of Alaigne stands against the « cuesta » that is the natural border of the area of appellation Malepère. Here the vineyards reach an altitude of 350 meters.

Wine

Soil

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Drinking

Advice

The parcels are located near Alaigne, 300m high, with an Ocean climate with Mediterranean influence.

Soils are clay and silt. The Estate follows « agriculture raisonnée » rules, with as little chemicals as possible used to protect quality and keep yields low.

Cabernet franc 100%

The harvest is totally destemmed. Low temperature maceration (8 to 10 hours). Bleeding, cold racking of the must.

Fermentation under temperature control, maturation in vat.

Serve at 14 / 16°C.

This is more a « food » wine than a terrace rose. It will suit all types of Summer, especially Mediterranean dishes.