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Côtes du Rhône: Domaine Saint Gayan 'Léa & Léa' Rosé 2017

'Léa & Léa' is a cracking Grenache - Cinsault - Carignan Côtes du Rhône rosé wine from the ever-reliable Meffre family of Domaine Saint Gayan, that will make for terrific summer drinking.
Bottle
£11.75
Bottle (Case)
£141.00
Tasting Notes
Saint Gayan have made a rosé wine since 2008 (originally as a VDP Principaute d'Orange) and the quality has risen dramatically in recent vintages. It has an attractive salmon pink colour and a generous weight of red berry fruit.
About this wine
Style Rose Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine Region Rhône, Côtes du Rhône
Grape Variety (Cépage) Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache Noir
Food & Wine Matching Charcuterie, Smoked Fish, Thai Food
Vintage 2017
Cellarage Drink within 2 years of the vintage.
Vinification Vines with an average age of 50 years are hand-harvested and the grapes are directly pressed prior to fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats.
Alcohol By Volume (%) 13
Producer

Domaine Saint Gayan (Jean-Pierre Meffre)

The Meffres have been vignerons at Gigondas since the 17th Century and have played a key role in the success of the appellation. Roger Meffre (Jean-Pierre’s father) was president of the Syndicat des Vignerons de Gigondas and was instrumental in winning Appellation Contrôllée status for Gigondas in 1971 and changing the law regarding the wine’s Grenache content (raised from a maximum of 65% to 85% in 1985). The 33 hectare Domaine Saint Gayan, now run by Jean-Pierre, is one of the commune’s finest estates and an important player in our portfolio.

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