Ch. L'Argentier 2016 Aramon Rosé (IGP Herault)
In the pre-phylloxera era, Aramon was the variety most widely planted in the Languedoc. Today it is a relic, cultivated by a mere handful of diehards. In the hands of the Jourdans, it renders an unexpectedly fine and nervy rosé, pale in colour, fairly stony in effect but with a pleasingly fresh sour cherry flavour and an impressive vinosity.
Fermentation in concrete vats, temperature control, daily pumping over the must
15-18 days maintained cold
Aging Duration (months)
Yes, 20 mg/L
Notes from the Producer: Aramon is a very rare grape. It was harvested originally to make wine in quantity. Eventually it got nearly all riped off in France but l'Argentier chose to keep it. With age, and now making Rosé and not red wine with it, it turns out to be a very unique wine with extraordinary aromas.