Domaine Rimbert 'Le Petit Cochon Bronzé' Rosé 2023

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Domaine Rimbert 'Le Petit Cochon Bronzé' Rosé 2023
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Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Appellation/Sub-Region Vin de France
Grapes Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah
Vineyard/Cellar Practices Organically Grown

Provence native Jean-Marie Rimbert grew up on a family farm and trained not as a winemaker but as a more general agriculturist. Still a farmer and man of the country (“paysan”) at heart even after four decades of winemaking, his deep connection to the soil remains central to his philosophy in the vineyards and cellar. He has farmed organically since 2003 (achieving certification in 2013), and considers himself in it long term. In 1996 he bought his estate in Berlou in the Saint Chinian region, inspired by the steep terrain and schist-rich soils, which have earned Saint Chinian its own AOC. That first harvest season at the domaine proved a challenging beginning, as it also marked the birth of their son Marceau (the namesake of the domaine’s first red wine.) ‘Le Petit Cochon Bronzé’ (“the Suntanned Little Pig”) is Jean-Marie’s offering to “those who don’t have a pool.” This refreshing rosé is made from destemmed cinsault, grenache and syrah grapes, fermented with neutral yeast at controlled temperature. 36 hours of skin contact in vat produces the lively pink color, and after a light filtration and fining, the wine is bottled on site with small sulfur addition. Juicy ripe red cherries, sun-warmed fig, blood orange, and hints of guava and smoky sweet herbs all mingle together in a sipper that’s perfect for pairing with a vast array of dishes - no pool required!Organically grown.