Isle Sainte-Pierre Rosé, IGP Méditerranée, France 2021 (1.5L)
Isle Saint Pierre is a small island in the Rhône River, located 15km away from the Mediterranean. Today, fourth generation vigneron Julien Henry farms sustainably with careful attention paid to the soil and vine health. He makes honest wines that over deliver at every turn, and this rosé is no short of lively and fresh. In the magnum format, this is a bang for you buck and perfect for a summer get together.
Pairing: A backyard, pool, beach
Grapes: 30% Cab Franc, 30% Merlot, 15% Vermentino, 5% Colombard, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Arinarnoa (a cross between Merlot and Petit Verdot), 5% Carmenere, 3%Tannat, 2% Syrah
Soil: Sand, silt, alluvial soils of the Rhone
viticulture: Sustainable, no weed-killers, no synthetic fertilizers