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Le Petit Chat Malin Rose 75cl

4.9 out of 5 (16)

16 out of 16 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

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£6.29

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Product Description

This scrumptious dry rosé is packed with juicy, ripe berry fruit flavours, floral aromas and a subtle twist of sweet spice.

Serve chilled with fish, tomato-based pasta dishes or simply lap it up all on its lonesome... Purrrfect!

Our 'cunning little cat' ('Le Petit Chat Malin' in its native French) is a tasty wine made from specially selected grapes harvested in the vineyards of sunny southern France.

Alc. 12.5% Vol.

Product Information

Categories


Brand

Le Petit Chat Malin

ABV (%)

12.5

Grape Variety

Cinsault, Grenache, Shiraz/Syrah

Tasting Notes

A fruity, mouth-filling Rosé packed with juicy red berry flavours, a touch of floral aromas and a subtle twist of sweet spice.

Producer

Boutinot

Agent

Boutinot

Winemaker

Eric Monnin

History

The Oc, or `Pays dOc as youll see it on most labels, refers to the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France, known by the French as `Le Midi. Geographically the Oc covers an incredibly broad swathe of vineyards from the Rhône delta in the middle of southern France, arcing all the way round to the Spanish border on her Mediterranean seaboard. Planted here are both traditional grape varieties such as Grenache Gris (which makes very fine rosé) and Grenache Noir (try Pasquiers for a full-bodied flavoursome find); as well as the `cépages améliorateurs (varieties introduced in the last twenty to thirty years) such as Syrah and Merlot for reds, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc for whites.

Regional Information

Eric Monnin, Boutinots winemaker responsible for the Languedoc, is constantly on the look-out for producers who have hidden gems, visiting domaines, seeking out new parcels as well as counselling winemakers before the harvest on e.g. softening harsh tannins in reds, or retaining acidity and expressing aromatics in whites. Then once the grapes have been picked, vinified and the wines barely finished, he tastes these `brut de cuve wines intensively and repeatedly over the next six months in collaboration with Samantha Bailey and Kim Tidy to select and blend the styles we seek and decide on their maturation, optimum bottling month and release date to the market.

Current Vintage

2011

Vinification Details

Made by the `rosé de presse method where the grapes are not macerated on their skins but go straight to the press where the finer aroma and the flavour compounds located just under the skins are gently extracted on a slow cycle. The grapes are then discarded. They are not re-used to make red wine. This process is therefore both more expensive and wasteful - as extraction is limited to about 50% of the potential total - but is favoured to release the best elements needed for a subtle and elegant rosé. Following alcoholic fermentation all the seperate cuves were tasted and various trial blends made before deciding on the final blend of 50% Cinsault, 30% Grenache Noir and 20% Syrah.

Units

9.38

Country of Origin

France

Package Type

Bottle

Recycling Information

Pack - Glass

Nutrition

Dietary Information

Suitable for Vegetarians; Suitable for Vegans

Reviews

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5

16 customers reviewed this product Average rating 4.9

16 out of 16 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

Rating: 5 star out of 5

Perfect summer drink

Really lovely wine, not overly sweet, very drinkable and excellent value

Rating: 5 star out of 5

Brilliant value

Easy drinking, dry with ripe fruit.

Rating: 5 star out of 5

really delicious rose

Hard to find a smooth dry rose at any price, much less this one! A great buy and perfect for summer drinking.

Rating: 5 star out of 5

1 of 1 found this review helpful.

great value!

This is a really lovely wine and really good value when on offer. I agree with other reviewers that's it's the best value rose available in the supermarkets and I would happily buy it again on full price.

Rating: 5 star out of 5

1 of 1 found this review helpful.

great value

not the very best rose out there but certainly one of the best value roses. good quality and a lighter, more delicate rose than other brands.

Recipes

Pascal Aussignac's Strawberry Tart

Pascal Aussignac's Strawberry Tart

There are few things more delightful than an strawberry tart on a hot day. This strawberry tart calls for the strawberries to be marinated in rosé wine, making this tart even more of a winner.

1 hr

Shaun Hill's Cherry Soup

Shaun Hill's Cherry Soup

Despite appearing on Shaun Hill's menu as a dessert, this dish could also be enjoyed as a light starter, as it is in some parts of Europe.

40 mins

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