Vin de France
Cinsault, Carignan, Mourvèdre
Rouze was the first cuvée made from the "Ouze" line - natural, fun wines from Karine et Nicolas Mirouze. This low-alcohol, light bodied "half red, half rosé" is a true vin de soif made from Cinsault and Carignan lightly pressed after a short maceration. The wine was inspired as a joke from the producer's name: in French, Mirouze sounds like a pun between mi-rouge (half red) and mi-rosé (half rosé).
Massif de Fontfroide
The grapes are destemmed and after 5 days of maceration, pressed and fermented at no more than 70°F with indigenous yeasts. Bottled in March on a fruit day of the rising moon. Rouze is unfined, unfiltered, and has no added sulfites.
Total production average4,000 bottles