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Fizzy Facts: Cuvée M Brut Rosé

by Sophie Eadon - June 12, 2017

This lovely rosé comes from the Luberon and Ventoux regions of southern France, just a short drive from Marseille. With a mild Mediterranean climate and a pristine, mountainous landscape, the vines in these two Appellations d’Origine Contrôlée grow at heights of between 200 and 400 metres above sea level.

The temperatures here – influenced by the Rhône Valley but set apart by the cooler temperatures of the high plateaux – ensures that rosé wines from this region are full and expressive. Wines have been made here since at least 30AD.

How It’s Made

Cuvee M Brut Rose, Vineyard

This wine is 100% Grenache grapes, harvested from Marrenon’s best vines. These grapes grow between 300 and 400m above sea level, on the slopes of this mountainous region.

The grapes that go into your Cuvée de Marrenon are harvested during cool September nights, a key technique for retaining the grapes’ natural crispness.

After the freshly pressed grape juice is filtered, it’s left in steel tanks with yeast until it becomes alcoholic. It’s then decanted into bottles with a touch more yeast, corked and left to ferment a second time in the same bottle you’ll eventually receive.

How It Tastes

Cuvee M Brut Rose

This salmon pink wine boasts a fine and persistent sparkle, and on the nose you’ll sense red berries along with white peach and citrus. Take another sniff and see if you can pick up roses and peonies.

On the palate, your first impression will be this wine’s freshness and its superb structure. Well balanced and lightly acidic, your Cuvée de Marrenon Brut Rosé will be silky and subtle in your mouth, trailing off to a finish rich with light fruit and floral aromas.

Who’s Behind It

This wine comes to you from Marrenon, a co-operative of 1,200 wine growers working in the beautiful regions of Luberon and Ventoux in southern France.

The vine growers work to strict quality-control standards, and all of the winemaking takes place in the Marrenon cellars. Along with a commitment to allowing their winemakers to earn a worthwhile living, the co-operative subscribes to five key values: open-mindedness, humility, commitment, conviviality and a dynamic spirit.

 

How To Drink It

Drink this wine chilled to between six and eight degrees Celsius. It makes an excellent accompaniment to red fruit and chocolate-based desserts, along with white meat and shellfish.

 

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