The goal with this wine was to make an easy-to-drink dry rosé with a good structure, to accompany the rich and gourmet cuisine of the Jerry Ferrer restaurants.
Most of the grapes for this wine come from the Pic Saint-Loup AOC and certain neighbouring areas. The rich terroir of the Mezy family’s Clos des Augustins estate includes some warmer tracts, located on red clay and rolled pebbles. These lots allow superb fruit ripening on the vine, despite the very cool nights in this region located north of Montpellier. Young and old vines planted on different types of terroirs contribute to the creation of this wine, which is the result of direct pressing and special maturing which gives it the patina on the palate that distinguishes it from most rosés. As for all the wines with the Chartier signature, oenologist Pascal Chatonnet is participating with each step of the process, while Frédéric and Pauline Mezy, winemakers from the estate, also helped François Chartier elaborate this wine.
Complementary ingredients for a successful harmony
This wine will go perfectly with Jerry Ferrer’s cuisine (including his delicious lobster rolls!). It will pair well with your favourite recipes that include one or more of these ingredients: saffron, Sriracha sauce or other spicy sauces, salmon and trout, fish or red meat tartare, not to mention your spiciest summer meals. Other great pairings include shrimp, scampies, squid, octopus, tuna, fresh and dried tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, grilled potatoes and vegetables, bean sprouts, grilled white meats, basil, pink grapefruit juice, peanuts, roasted sesame oil, olive oil, paprika, chili pepper, Espelette pepper, hot pepper, rose water and red apple, among others.
This new dry rosé blend comes from the superb 2015 Mediterranean vintage. François Chartier and his partners produced it at Clos des Augustins, an organic and biodynamic estate located in the Languedoc appellation of Pic Saint-Loup. This rosé is fragrant, structured, complex and velvety thanks to the selection of old-growth Grenache Noir vines, complemented by a higher proportion of Syrah to spice up and enhance its aromatic profile.