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Mouton Cadet Rose 2016 RRP$24.50

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A highly aromatic wine seduced by its fruitiness, its density and it freshness.

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Winemakers Note

About - Since 1930, Mouton Cadet has been renowned for its exacting standards and audacity. The fruit of generous Nature and the work of human hands, the result of the encounter between an exceptional terrior and the passion of Baron Philippe de Rothschild (1902-1988), over the years Mouton Cadet has consistently combined quality, prestige and know-how in an expressive, seductive way. Today, Mouton Cadet has become the worldwide reference for Bordeaux Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée wines.

Mouton Cadet Rouge is made from rigorously selected wines and grapes form partner winegrowers in the main appellation of Bordeaux and the Côtes. Baron Philippe de Rothschild's winemakers monitor the winegrowers anad advise on vineyard practises in order to meet the exacting quality standards of Mouton Cadet.

Soil - The limestone soils of Entre-deux-mers and Premières Côtes de Bordeaux produce wins of refinement, while the clay soils around Blaye give fuller-bodied wines. The gravelly soils of Côtes de Bourg and the south of Entre-deux-mers bring elegance and freshness to the cabernet grapes.

Vintage Conditions- After a cold and dry winter, the weather in spring was very variable: a hot and sunny March was followed by an equally cool and wet April. The summer was showery, with relatively cool temperatures for the season. However, Baron Phillipe de Rothschild's expert winemakers were out in the vineyards to make the best of the conditions and ensure a high-quality vintage. Excellent weather in September favoured full expression of the grapes' aromas and flavours, bringing out all the qualities of the Cabernets in particular.

Grape Varieties -  78% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon

Fermentation/maturation -Mouton Cadet Rosé is a blend of wines using two different techniques: direct pressinga and the "saignée" method, in which the grapes are catted and macerated and the juice run off the skins. Directly pressed rosé has a paler colour and pronounced fruit flavours. "Saignée" Rose has a much deeper colour and a fine tannic structure. The 2012 Rosé used more of the direct pressing method than the "saignée"  method.

Alcohol - 12.5 %

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Tasting Notes

Hue - A shiny coral pink.

Nose - Highly aromatic, on fresh and fruity notes as strawberry and raspberry.

Palate -A wine seducing by its fruitiness, its density and its freshness. A lively finish enhances the expression of the fruit.

Cellar -  Best to drink now or cellar for the next couple of years.

Serving Suggestions -Enjoyable as an aperitif, or with a summer salad, grilled chicken skewers, oriental or provencal dishes.

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