Touraine Azay le Rideau
70% Grolleau15% Gamay15% Côt
After Bandol, Azay le Rideau in the Loire Valley was the second rosé given AOC status in France in the 1930s. For tourists, it's famous for the beautiful Renaissance Chateau, but for wine lovers, Azay le Rideau is known as the hometown of Grolleau, which was traditionally made into rosé. Hauts Baigneux's version comes from a single vineyard actually called "La Surprise" - perhaps because of the suprisingly great wines that come from the parcel each year. It's a savory, food friendly rosé with great depth.
Clay with limestone bedrock
Vines planted in25 years old average
Vineyard size4 ha
Elevage6 months in stainless steel. Bottled in April.
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Total production average10,000 bottles
UPC Code Bottle741718812904