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Une et Mille Nuits Rosé 2016


Une et Mille Nuits Rosé 2016


Another young fresh wine from marc Valette that is full and rounded with wonderful fruity flavours and deserves a little time to enjoy.

The Une et Mille Nuits wines are all excellent and pleasurable and this rosé is no exception. It is to be drunk young, especially in the summer, in large gulps in order to benefit from the healthy, ripe grapes which convey the taste of the domain having been nurtured with great respect for the land on which it is grown.

In French Marc says “Qui peut le plus peut le moins”.  This is notoriously difficult to tranlate to english as a phrase but essentially says that if you can do great things successfully, you can do simple things successfully.  This complex wine cannot be called simple as it matches the complexity of his other wines and is definitely worth a try.


Partner: Canet-Valette
Vintage: 2016
Tasting Notes:
Pastel pink in colour with a powerful nose of raspberry.  In the mouth it is subtle with aromas of rose and an explosion of freshness.  Almost too easy to drink.
Classification: AOP St Chinian (Certified Bio Wine by Ecocert, France)
Grape: Cinsault 50%, Grenache 50%
Strength: 13%
Serve at: 4°C – 10°C
Serve with: Cold meats, charcuterie, tapas dishes, strong paëlla, cream and garlic dishes, fish,  hors d’oeuvres as an aperitif.  Great with summer BBQs and mixed plates of food.  A very flexible wine.
Soil: Chalky clay with the vignes on south facing slopes at 150 metre altitude
Yield: 25 hectolitres/hectare
Cultivation: Bio certified production (5 inspections per year) with zero chemical intervention and based on traditional manual methods without machinery partly due to the terroir slopes.  Manual pruning and harvesting.
Vinification: Gently pressed fruit macerated in steel tanks with natural yeasts for circa 15 days before 6 months fermentation in steel tanks.  Fined and filtered prior to bottling.


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