Domaine de Pajot Côtes de Gascogne Rosé Pinot Noir
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Supple and ripe fruit, sourced from Damien Barreau’s new vineyard site.
- As with their Gascogne Blanc, this Pinot Noir comes from a plot of organically grown grapes
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Elaboration: The fermentation temperature is regulated to promote the aromatic expression of the Pinot Noir. After fermentation, the “Rosé” is aged on fine lees and kept at a low temperature.
Tasting Notes: Strawberry in color, fresh, clean, with good aromatic persistence. Flavors of red fruits, cherries, and citrus fruit
Most wine growers in the region of Gascogne sell their grapes to the local coop. This is not the case with Domaine de Pajot – The father and son team of Damien and Clement Barreau are known in Gascogne as one of the regions quality leaders, and their 45 hectares of vineyard land are planted to five grape varieties: Gros-Manseng, Ugni Blanc, Colombard, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir from their new vineyard. Parts of the Ugni Blanc and Colombard harvest are being distilled into Armagnac, some parcels of the Gros-Manseng go into the Domaines’ sweet wine, but their flagship dry white wine is blended from the four varieties. Farming is organic.