Chateau Routas "Rouvier" Rose 2011
55% Cinsault, 23% Syrah, 14% Grenache and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. Hand-harvested, the grapes are gently destemmed, cooled and pressed. All of the Syrah and half of the Cabernet Sauvignon go straight into neutral barrels for primary and malolactic fermentation. The remaining Grenache and Cinsault are fermented in stainless steel tanks and blocked from malolactic fermentation. The two different lots are aged separately for five months and blended prior to bottling. Fermented in stainless steel and neutral barrels.