Domaine La Toupie Petit Frisson, IGP Cotes Catalan 2018, 13.5%
Petit Frisson has intense summer fruit flavours balanced by a refreshing crisp acidity.
The depth of flavour comes from low yields (30 hecto's a hectare compared to 55 for Cotes de Provence AOP and up to 120 for other roses from the South of France). The freshness from Jerome's skill in fermenting at low temperatures and protecting the grapes and wine from contact with oxygen.
The grapes are 80% Grenache Noir and 20% Syrah (A blend that would meet the criteria for Cotes de Provence AOP) grown on limestone soils.
Harvesting is by hand.
An exceptional dry rose