Domaine Fortuné Oxalide Rosé 2019 IGP Cévennes

(Code: FORT/OXAL/19)
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Domaine Fortuné Oxalide Rosé 2019 IGP Cévennes
Region IGP Cévennes - north of Sommieres, in the Gard
Colour/Style Dry rosé - medium bodied
Grapes 90% Cinsault, 10% Grenache
Alcohol (a.b.v)
Food As an aperitif, or with fish, shellfish, cold cuts, salads
Next day 
As good
Drink Now to 2024 and beyond
Unlike most rosés, which are made only from free-run juice (and therefore merely a by-product of the red wine-making process) this is a "vin de pressurage" - the grapes are pressed and used only for this wine. Ultra-pale pink-onion skin in colour, with a nose that is delightfully fresh and vibrant, offering notes of white stone fruits, redcurrant, orange peel, strawberries and clotted cream, with a subtle whiff of garrigue herbs and plenty of wet stone minerality. The palate too is fresh, zingy and chock full of those summer fruit flavours, again infused with gentle garrigue herb nuances and hints of fennel seed and orange peel. And whilst the nose may be creamy, the texture is focused, grippy and pretty much bone-dry, with a mountain stream freshness, laser-like acidity, the merest suggestion of grape skin tannin and a long, ever-so-slightly spicy finish. All-in-all, this is a beautifully-crafted rosé, which puts one in mind of the rather more expensive rosés produced by Domaines Ott in Provence. Enough said!