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 château, but for wine lovers, Azay-le-Rideau is known as the birth place 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 surprisingly great wines that come from the parcel each year. It's a savory, food-friendly rosé with great depth.
Clay with limestone bedrock
Vine age25 years old average
Vineyard size4 ha
Elevage6 months in stainless steel. Bottled in April.
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringUnfined / Filtration "sur terre blanche"
Total production average10,000 bottles
UPC Code Bottle741718812904