It is aromatic, fresh and outfitted with a beautiful pink color. It’s time to kick off the rosé wine season and there is no better way than with Hérosé, a wine produced by a cooperative in Châteauneuf-du-Pape country. The wine, a delicious blend of the immortal grape varieties of the region, Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault, is aged for three months in stainless steel vats to preserve its fresh taste before being bottled at the end of the winter. Hérosé is a great cocktail hour wine but its notes are so aromatic it can easily be paired with grilled fish or meat. The wine was just awarded the IGP Méditerranée label. The IGP label is the French acronym for PGI, protected geographical indication. Méditerranée is one of the six PGIs identified by region in France. Hérosé has been brought out by the Cellier des Princes cooperative which has been producing Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines since 1925 and is the only cooperative producing in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appelation. The cooperative is made up of 150 winemakers offering myriad wines from the region available to any and all budgets, big or small. The grapes are hand picked and the cooperative is committed to sustainable development techniques. Stay tuned for a new round of rosés.
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