Domaine Horgelus - La Vie en Rose.

Merlot & Tannat
Cotes de Gascogne IGP
by Yoan Le Menn
Horgelus Rose

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The grapes for this great Rosé wine are picked at night, an old trick for keeping everything fresh! A refreshing aroma of flowers, red fruits and berries. Smooth and thirst-quenching it makes an ideal accompaniment to summer salads and grills.

Merlot & Tannat
Cotes de Gascogne IGP
by Yoan Le Menn

RRP: €12.80

Price: €11.65

The grapes for this great Rosé wine are picked at night, an old trick for keeping everything fresh! A refreshing aroma of flowers, red fruits and berries. Smooth and thirst-quenching it makes an ideal accompaniment to summer salads and grills.

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country:
France
region:
South West France
vintage:
2016
grapes:
Merlot & Tannat
abv:
11.5
style:
Rose
code:
10866
enjoy with:
Perfect for summer salads and grills.
Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet
Horgelus Rose
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Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet

Additional Information

country:
France
region:
South West France
vintage:
2016
grapes:
Merlot & Tannat
abv:
11.5
style:
Rose
code:
10866
enjoy with:
Perfect for summer salads and grills.

Wine Makers

Domaine Horgelus - La Vie en Rose. by Yoan Le Menn

In 2004 Yoan Le Menn, at the tender age of 16 was individual French Fly Fishing Champion for the first time. He subsequently went on to capture the trophy in 2005 and 2006. This competitive aspect of his character and the search for excellence that goes with it made him stand out on a visit from Wines Direct.

 

Domaine Horgelus was created in 1978 by Yoan's father, Joseph Le Menn. Breton by origin, he was attracted by the charm of the South West, its gastronomy and its art of living. The domaine is located on a sunny hillside in Gascony, an area renowned primarily for the production of Armagnac, but which is slowly but surely gaining a reputation for excellent red and white wines.

 

This progression started in the 1980's, thanks, largely, to producers like the Le Menn family, who strive to make wines with freshness and ripe fruit flavours as their most important features. Yoan Le Menn is of the new generation of oenologues who combine modernity with tradition. He is dedicated to preserving the aroma of the wines by preventing any form of oxidation during vinification.

 

For this reason, grapes are harvested early in the morning, from 3 am 'til 11, ensuring no freshness is lost in the heat of the midday sun. These lovely fresh fruit flavours are the essence of Domaine Horgelus.

In The Press

Press Reviews

"Excellent value here from an estate that makes some of the best value house wines you will find in Irish restaurants. This pink from Gascony puts dark-skinned and rather austere Tannat with supple, easy Merlot. Of course, in pink form this makes an exuberantly fruity wine, solidly dry but nicely full on the palate." Tom Doorley, Irish Daily Mail.

"A delicious refreshing light rosé, brimming with lightly textured ripe strawberry fruits. Perfect on its own, with salads or grilled white meats." John Wilson, Irish Times

"Pungent herbs and fresh basil leaves. Berry juicy and fruity with a herbal tone. Needs robust food - beef burgers with a spicy tomato relish." Liam Campbell, Irish Independent

Ratings and Reviews

Ratings and Reviews
Irish Independent , 20/05/2014
By Liam Campbell
Outstanding , 20/05/2014
By John Wilson
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South West France in France

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