FAT BASTARD ROSE - Pays d'Oc - France

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Product SKU
RH129
Vintage: 2020

FAT BASTARD ROSE - Grenache, Cinsault - IGP Pays d'Oc, Languedoc - France

Intense pink colour with purple-blue hues. Complex and expressive bouquet with intense raspberry and strawberry notes. Round and full on the palate with ripe red fruits and a long, fresh finish.

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

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Country FRANCE Region Languedoc-Roussillon Grape Varietal Cinsault, Grenache

Product Description

Description

Intense pink colour with purple-blue hues. Complex and expressive bouquet with intense raspberry and strawberry notes. Round and full on the palate with ripe red fruits and a long, fresh finish.

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Meat Barbeque
  • Cheese Soft cheeses
  • Legumes Fresh summer salads, spicy and fried food

Accolades

Awards

Vegan Wine

Though made entirely the same way as all wines, vegan wines are wines in which during the winemaking step of "fining" that is needed to filter the wine, no animal-based products are used. The most common natural fining agents used by the wine industry are egg whites and milk protein.

Wine Facts

More Information
Product Type Rose
Grape Varietal Cinsault, Grenache
Vintage 2020
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Véronique Torcolacci
Producer Gabriel Meffre
Average age of vines 30-40 years
Production method 200,000 btles
Harvest method Mechanical
Fermentation & maceration Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes fo through the crusher-destemmer and are then divided, one part going to the pneumatic press, while the other part is put into stainless steel tanks until the juice reaches the perfect colour. The two parts are then blended and vinified with selected yeasts at controlled temperatures.
Aging 6 months
Mouth Attribute Balanced, Light-bodied
Nose Attribute Floral, Red Berries
SKU RH129

Vineyard Info

The story of the Gabriel Meffre Winery began in 1936, when Gabriel and his wife, both passionate about wine, created their ‘Négociant-Vinificateur’ business in Gigondas. More than 80 years later, the family business has built on its strong foundations and has established its reputation as a leading Winery in the southern Rhone Valley.

FAT BASTARD, an international succes.. After a decade of world travel, Thierry Boudinaud returned to France in 1998 as head winemaker at Gabriel Meffre. He was working with his friend Guy Anderson, attempting to craft a unique wines from Southern France. After tasting hundreds of barrel samples, one fine day, upon tasting a wine from a Chardonnay barrel that was left on lees, Thierry knew that they had finally found something special and he proclaimed that it was a real “fat bastard" ...and a legend was born. Proud of our french roots, we often imagine this cute hippo decorating the royal gardens of Marie-Antoinette and even becoming the French national emblem!

The grapes for the FAT bastard Rosé are sourced from select vineyards in the Languedoc-Roussillon, spanning the banks of the Rhône in the east, Carcassonne in the west, the foothills of the Massif Central in the north, all the way to the Mediterranean coast in the south. FAT bastard Rosé is a blend of Grenache and Cinsault. These grapes were carefully selected to attain a fruit-forward, full-bodied blend that is fresh and lively.

The Hills of Valdobbiadene, from 200 meters (600ft) to 400 meters

The Hills of Valdobbiadene, from 200 meters (600ft) to 400 meters

Description

Intense pink colour with purple-blue hues. Complex and expressive bouquet with intense raspberry and strawberry notes. Round and full on the palate with ripe red fruits and a long, fresh finish.

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Meat Barbeque
  • Cheese Soft cheeses
  • Legumes Fresh summer salads, spicy and fried food

Awards

Vegan Wine

Though made entirely the same way as all wines, vegan wines are wines in which during the winemaking step of "fining" that is needed to filter the wine, no animal-based products are used. The most common natural fining agents used by the wine industry are egg whites and milk protein.

More Information
Product Type Rose
Grape Varietal Cinsault, Grenache
Vintage 2020
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Véronique Torcolacci
Producer Gabriel Meffre
Average age of vines 30-40 years
Production method 200,000 btles
Harvest method Mechanical
Fermentation & maceration Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes fo through the crusher-destemmer and are then divided, one part going to the pneumatic press, while the other part is put into stainless steel tanks until the juice reaches the perfect colour. The two parts are then blended and vinified with selected yeasts at controlled temperatures.
Aging 6 months
Mouth Attribute Balanced, Light-bodied
Nose Attribute Floral, Red Berries
SKU RH129

The story of the Gabriel Meffre Winery began in 1936, when Gabriel and his wife, both passionate about wine, created their ‘Négociant-Vinificateur’ business in Gigondas. More than 80 years later, the family business has built on its strong foundations and has established its reputation as a leading Winery in the southern Rhone Valley.

FAT BASTARD, an international succes.. After a decade of world travel, Thierry Boudinaud returned to France in 1998 as head winemaker at Gabriel Meffre. He was working with his friend Guy Anderson, attempting to craft a unique wines from Southern France. After tasting hundreds of barrel samples, one fine day, upon tasting a wine from a Chardonnay barrel that was left on lees, Thierry knew that they had finally found something special and he proclaimed that it was a real “fat bastard" ...and a legend was born. Proud of our french roots, we often imagine this cute hippo decorating the royal gardens of Marie-Antoinette and even becoming the French national emblem!

The grapes for the FAT bastard Rosé are sourced from select vineyards in the Languedoc-Roussillon, spanning the banks of the Rhône in the east, Carcassonne in the west, the foothills of the Massif Central in the north, all the way to the Mediterranean coast in the south. FAT bastard Rosé is a blend of Grenache and Cinsault. These grapes were carefully selected to attain a fruit-forward, full-bodied blend that is fresh and lively.

The Hills of Valdobbiadene, from 200 meters (600ft) to 400 meters

The Hills of Valdobbiadene, from 200 meters (600ft) to 400 meters