By Jeff Carrel Villa des Anges Rosé
WHY WE LOVE IT
- “Villa des Anges” is crafted by winemaker Jeff Carrel at the Espitalet des Anges domaine in Capestang. Situated on the ruins of an ancient Roman villa, the domaine is owned by Jaqueline Menard de Ginestous, who married-into and is herself from a prominent Languedocienne wine-growing family.
- About 173 acres situated in clay/limestone and ancient alluvial terroirs to the northwest of Beziers.
- Sourced from old, Guyot-trained vines averaging 40+ years in age. Sustainably grown.
Varietal Composition: 100% Cinsault
Elaboration: Grapes harvested at optimal maturity. Directly pressed and filtered cold. Fermentation occurs at 25°C in temperature-controlled vats. 78% malolactic fermentation. On lees for 2 months.
Tasting Notes: Light salmon color. Fruity, with hints of melon, peaches, strawberries and spring flowers. A simple wine and easy to drink, with fresh sharp notes of cherries and strawberries for a light, soft and simple touch on the palate.
Jeff Carrel develops an original range of wines, with original labels and affordable prices: simple wines but not simplistic. Each wine has its own universe and its own story to tell. Making wines with a strong identity, with societal and environmental values, technical precision and personality, all the way from the vines to the bottle.
Grenache and Carignan, the two most important varietals in the wines by Jeff Carrel, have long been cultivated in Southern France and represent the “forefathers” of the Languedoc Appellation’s red wines. An homage showcasing these varietals, this wine was subsequently labeled “Les Darons”, the affectionate expression for “The Parents” in the Parisian suburbs where winemaker Jeff Carrel was born.