Touraine Azay le Rideau Rosé La Surprise

Domaine des Hauts Baigneux

Hauts Baigneux La Surprise Rosé
Type

Rose Wine

Appellation

Touraine Azay le Rideau

Variety

70% Grolleau
15% Gamay
15% 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.

Viticulture
Vineyard name

La Surprise

Soil type

Clay with limestone bedrock

Vines planted in25 years old average
Vineyard size4 ha
Vinification

Direct press

Elevage6 months in stainless steel. Bottled in April.
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Additional info
Total production average10,000 bottles
UPC Code Bottle741718812904
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