Delmas Rosé Cuvée Seduction
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The grapes are sourced from their Mournac, La Garigole, and Les Clots plots, which are located at high elevation in the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains. The diurnal temperature swings (hot days, cold nights) along with the limestone and clay soils produces healthy and vigorous fruit.
- The time spent in oak barrels imparts a lovely creamy texture.
- Grapes are grown from vineyards that are certified organic.
Varietal Composition: Chardonnay (mainly), Chenin Blanc, Pinot Noir
Elaboration: Méthode traditionelle :– the second fermentation takes place in the bottle, the classic vinification technique for fine bubbles. This Crémant Rosé is elaborated from a selection of Chardonnay and Chenin juices blended with Pinot Noir aged in barrels eight months.
Tasting Notes: Its thin bubbles will highlight its delicately fruity and delicious aromas. With freshness and lightness, its both subtitle and pronounced taste will delight your senses and underscore all the originality of this exceptional Crémant Rosé.
Domaine Delmas has long been considered a reference point for Limoux bubbles and the house is operated by Bernard Delmas, his wife Marlene, and their son Baptiste.
Bernard Delmas was a well-known chef before returning to Limoux to run his family’s business, and Bernard has made many improvements at Delmas over the years, most nobably a conversion to organic farming (Delmas was the first organically certified producer in Limoux back in 1986) and the expansion of their vineyard holdings (all high elevation in the mountains that circle the town) from 3 to 32 hectares,
Aging in bottle goes well beyond the established Limoux standards – Wines spend up to 36 months on lees and this is very apparent when one puts a glass of Bernard’s cuvees to his/her nose.