Domaine D’Astruc “Pastel de Rose” Lot 14
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The vineyards, with an average age of 21 years, are situated on an elevated plot at 200 – 500 FT above sea level with soils comprised of clay and limestone.
Varietal Composition: 100% Syrah
Elaboration: Destemmed fruit. Pneumatic press, only free-run juice and first press juice is used for this Rosé. Fermentation for 2 weeks at an average temperature of 63°F. The wine is aged on its fines lies with regular stirring for 40 days in new coated cement vats.
Tasting Notes: Light salmon in color. Complex with cherries, toffee and floral aromas evolving toward soft candied fruit notes. Rich and smooth, well balanced. Fruit character with great length.
Domaine Astruc was founded by Jean Astruc in 1862, and the property is situated at the foot of the Pyrenean Mountain range, between 200 and 300 metres above sea level in the Limoux region. Domaine Astruc comprises 80 hectares in AOP Limoux (coastal zone), AOP Malepère, and IGP Pays d’Oc, of which 25 hectares are certified organic and 55 are farmed sustainably. Jean-Claude Mas sourced grapes here for years and acquired the property in 2002. Since then Jean Claude has brought his inimitable enthusiasm and charisma to this property, and over the last fifteen years Domaine Astruc has emerged as one of France’s leaders when it comes to IGP Pays d’Oc that over-delivers on value. Third-generation Jacques Astruc continues to manage all farming there to this day.