Cabernet d’Anjou du Domaine des Forges
Description : Cabernet d’Anjou AOC designated by decree on 14 November 1936.
Location : The Cabernet d’Anjou and AOC Anjou appellation areas overlap. This is an off-dry rosé made from Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon grape varieties.
Soil : Shale and clay.
Winemaking : Cabernet is a red grape with white juice. The colour comes from the skin of the grape, and is obtained by macerating for 18 to 36 hours. Fermentation is blocked using cross-flow filtration before all the sugars ferment. This produces an off-dry rosé. Filtration removes all the yeast and bacteria which could restart fermentation and limits the need for added sulphites.
Tasting notes : Notes of small red fruits (strawberry and redcurrant), rose and English sweets, with fresh end notes of mint and white pepper. Gentle rosés are deliciously indulgent wines, round and smooth with a liveliness which balances the mellowness and refreshes the finish.
Serving temperature : 6 – 8°C. Potential for laying down: Should be drunk during the first few years, but the most generous vintages can offer surprises for several decades.
Drinking : Enjoy at any time of day. Serve as an aperitif or with cold meats. The perfect partner for gizzard salad or duck fillet. Alternatively, serve with dessert: hot strawberries in syrup or nougat glacé with raspberry coulis. Pair with exotic food, such as spring rolls, or spicy food – couscous, tagine, merguez sausages, etc.