Usher into the Lunar New Year of Ox with strength, love & goodness.
This auspicious 2-bottle bundle from Domaine Montrose & Château des Adouzes brings two colors of rose & red, full of legacy and with renewed purposes. They have stood out in their respective varietals with awards & accolades, and are delightful for you to enjoy with your families & friends in the coming Lunar New Year celebration. Both wines are also CARBON NEUTRAL. A great toast to excellence & goodness!
MADE WITH LOVE, SINCE 1701
Since 1701, in the South of France, our family makes wine with passion.
Rosé is our emblematic color.
This wine is the symbol of our quest for excellence.
- Bernard and Olivier Coste – owners, winemakers
The real aristocrats of Languedoc rosé emerged as Domaine Montrose.
- Jancis Robinson
APPELATION: IGP Pays d’Oc
SOILS: Sourced from a rigorous selection of the best Languedoc vineyards.
GRAPES: Grenache, cinsault
WINEMAKING: Grapes are harvested at night to preserve freshness. They are destemmed before a short skin contact or direct pressing. Fermentation temperature is maintained between 15°C to 18°C (59°F to 64°F) to retain fruit aromas. Wines resulting from the different terroirs and grapes are blended after fermentation and then aged in stainless steel vats. It is bottled during winter and spring. Domaine Montrose is a pioneer of rosé winemaking in the Languedoc. It has become a benchmark for rosé wines in the region and beyond.
TASTING: Light and bright color. The bouquet reveals red berries and citrus flavors. Elegant wine with a nice freshness.
SERVING: Enjoy it chilled on its own or with raw vegetables, salads, charcuterie or grilled fish.
ACCOLADE: 89 pts - Decanter; 86 pts - Wine Enthusiast; 16 - Jancis Robinson
Château des Adouzes is situated in the medieval village of Roguessels in the heart of AOP Faugères. The appellation is exclusively composed of schists, one of the rarest and most prized terroirs in the world. The 42 Ha (100 acre) vineyard has primarily more than 90-year-old Grenache noir and Carignan vines. They thrive beautifully on this excellent schist terroir. The tiger symbolizes the power and balance of our wines. Some even speak of a sighting in the vineyard...!
- Oliver Coste - Vignerons
APPELLATION: AOP Faugères
TERROIR: Schist hillsides at 200-400m (650-1300ft) altitude
GRAPES: 35% carignan, 35% grenache noir, 30% syrah
WINEMAKING: Manual harvest at optimal maturity. Carignan is vinified with whole-cluster carbonic maceration in order to extract intense aromas and flavors.Syrah and grenache are vinified traditionally with destemming and 20-30 days of vatting. The wines are aged in tanks for 12 months. Blending and bottling at the château.
TASTING NOTES: Intense ruby red color. Cassis and raspberry on the nose with hints of pepper and spice. Good structure yet balanced on the palate thanks to the freshness of the schist soil.
ACCOLADES: 90 pts Robert Parker, 17 Jancis Robinson, GOLD Concours International de Lyon (International wine, beer, spirit competition), GOLD Concours Mondial des FEMINALISE (International wine competition)
SERVICE: Drink within 3 years with roasted meats, barbecue or aged cheeses.
Faugères is a small appellation very well-regarded for its red wines. It’s the only Languedoc appellation with a homogenous terroir throughout. Here, schist is king. This very infertile rock drains water, making roots go very deep into the soil to find it, down to fractures in the bedrock. This unique features makes the vines very resistant to drought. Schist also absorbs and stores heat during the day, slowly releasing it back at night, which promotes healthy grape ripening.
HVE3 CERTIFICATION AND CARBON NEUTRAL: Château des Adouzes is certified HVE 3, "Haute Valeur Environnementale level 3", the highest level of France's High Environmental Value Certification. It's a result of the vineyard's efforts towards virtuous agriculture: planting 2000 trees to preserve biodiversity, planting vineyard ground cover, mechanical soil work, pheromone dispensers, and etc. To limit the impact on the planet, the vineyard has reduced our CO2 emissions to a minimum. The vineyard also offset the CO2 emission by financing in ecological initiatives.