The delicate aromas ensure compatibility with food. It shows hints of red berries and a terroir based minerality with a fresh, light finish on the palate.
70% Grenache, 30% Carignan
About The Harvest
Old, shy yielding goblet vines were harvested slightly prematurely for the Rosé.
In The Cellar
After crushing and destalking a short period of skin contact was allowed before pressing. After overnight settling, the juice was racked into fermentation at 14⁰C. After stabilisation the wine was bottled early. Both varieties are vinified separately before blending.
In 2006, the Grier family, owners of Villiera Wines in the Stellenbosch region of South Africa, realised their dream of owning a vineyard in the South of France. Their lengthy love affair with France began in 1983 after meeting Jean Louis Denois from Champagne, who later moved to Limoux in the South of France. Regular visits to the area culminated in a growing interest to become physically involved. Jean Louis Denois identified the Fenouillèdes in Roussillon as prime “terroir” for the creation of top quality wines. Early in 2006, the ideal site became available and the Griers grabbed the opportunity to put in an offer which was accepted. The vineyard has become a natural extension of their South African based wine business, and they are assisted by Raphael Graugnard, a local winemaker who shares a passion for the region. The Domaine Grier Rosé is part of the story and reflects the influence of both the old and new world.