60 Days of Rosé #10 | Les Chemins de Bassac Isa Rosé | Côtes de Thonges | $17.99
The weather is looking absolutely perfect for Mother’s Day this Sunday, and what better way to complete brunch than with a beautiful bottle of French rosé? We highly recommend Les Chemins de Bassac “Isa” Rosé… for you AND your Mom 🙂
Made with Grenache, Mouvedre and Syrah grapes that are certified organic, this light ruby-salmon stunner tastes like a basket of perfectly-ripe strawberries, raspberries and cherries. It’s balanced on the palate, with medium body, a smooth mouth-feel and a crisp, dry finish.
At $17.99, it’s an affordable way to show your Mom how awesome she is, and what great taste you have!
More info on Les Chemin de Bassac from wonderful natural wine importers Jenny & Francois Selections:
Isabelle and Rémy Ducellier took possession of this 19th century estate in the mid-nineties and have been producing a stunning array of wines ever since. The Chemins de Bassac vineyards are 100 meters above sea level and located near the village of Puimisson, which is 12 km north of Béziers, hence the vineyards benefit greatly from the nearby Mediterranean Sea.
Certification: Certified Organic, Ecocert & NOP.
Age of Vines: 15 years
Pruning Method: Eight-bud double Cordon de Royat
Soil: Limestone & clay, large stones across well-drained topsoil
Varieties: Grenache Noir, Mourvèdre and Syrah
Vinification Method: The grape bunches are completely destemmed and each variety is vinified separately in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks to preserve the freshness of the fruit and all of the individual flavors and aromatics. The saignée method is utilized in making this cuvée and the final blend is racked statically. Fermentation lasts for a month at temperatures below 20° C. The wine rests in tank until early spring when it is bottled and released.
Tasting Note: A light ruby-salmon in the glass, it is fully loaded with depth, complexity and personality. On the palate rich, lively strawberry, raspberry and cherry flavors are present. It shows impressive balance, medium body, a smooth mouth-feel and a persistent, crisp, dry finish.
Pairing: Grilled fish dishes, as well as hearty garden salads and summer pasta dishes.