Penya Rosé

Rosé

France

Roussillon

Description

Cases de Pene is a tiny village in the Roussillon region of Southern France, just 30 miles north of Spain. Ceded to France in the mid 17th century, the area is still known as “French Catalonia”. We celebrate this heritage with the Catalan spelling of the ancient Château and village Cooperative: “Penya”.

Tasting Notes: Offers fresh aromas of Rainier cherries, garrigue, and hints of red raspberry and melon. Rich, full-bodied, yet bright on the palate.

Serve With: Great as an aperitif or an accompaniment to hearty salads, fish and shellfish, charcuterie, frittata, and more.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Côtes Catalanes IGP

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871011747

Case Code

10097871013915

Vineyards

Nearly 1,000 acres total; 400 acres red varietals: Syrah, Carignan, Grenache, Merlot and Cabernet; 12 acres Chardonnay and Viognier; 370 acres Muscat d’Alexandrie and Muscat à Petits Grains; also Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris and Macabeo for Rivesaltes sweet wines.

Composition

96% Grenache Noir, 4% Syrah.

Viticulture

Yields of just 2.3 tons/acre. Vines average 35 years in age.

Winemaking

The Grenache component was produced using the saignée method, with 10 hours on the skins. Direct pressing, with no maceration for the Syrah. Temperature-controlled fermentation in traditional cement tanks. No malolactic conversion. Matured 3 months on the fine lees and bottled young.

Alcohol

13.5%

Accolades

89 pts, “a seriously good rosé that sells for a song…” – JebDunnuck.com, 6/18 (2017).
88 pts, “BEST BUY” – Wine Enthusiast, 9/17 (2016).
88 pts, “BEST BUY” – Wine Enthusiast, 8/16 (2015).
89 pts, “…lively and energetic…” – JD, The Wine Advocate, 6/15 (2014).
89 pts, “A beauty… Buy this solid value by the case.” – JD, The Wine Advocate, 5/14 (2013).
89 pts – The Wine Spectator, 6/13 (2012).
88 pts, “A winner… …the price is a steal.” – Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, 8/12 (2011).

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

PENY033218

 

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