Loire Valley, France 2020
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc
It all begins with a passion transmitted since 1898, which combines Terroir, grape varieties and winemaker. After Pierre, Gabriel, Jacky and Patrick, Fabien Castaing is the 5th generation to perpetuate wine family tradition.
2020 is the 3rd Gris Océan vintage produced. Harvested rather soon early Sept., the Merlot was perfectly ripe with crunchy fruitiness. Cabernet Sauvignon with a great maturity and full bunches in perfect conditions, bring more chewiness.
In addition to the great packaging - needless to say - this wine is a pure tonic, fresh and aromatic “candy” to drink! Starting delivering marshmallow, candies notes, followed by the fresh Merlot raspberries and strawberries notes. All this witch crunchiness and bright length, just aSouth-West and prune little touch an the finish! This is fully what we wish Rosé wine to be!
Tasting Notes:“Powdered Rosé color with grey sheens hints. Fine nose on little red fruits, already harmonious & crunchy palate, with nice balance, refreshing, with Cabernet crunchiness and light salty notes on the finish.” - Fabien Castaing
Very clean, fresh and crunchy, on redcurrant, raspberry, and nice floral notes. Crisp palate with great acidity, mineral and light salty notes. Pretty nice & tonic length on little red fruits.