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Sunday, 1 May 2016

Three Languedoc Rosés from Les Vignobles Foncalieu

Three fresh Languedoc rosés from Les Vignobles Foncalieu

Les Vignobles Foncalieu is a Languedoc-based co-operative dating back to 1901. These three rosés combine Provencal elegance and freshness with Languedoc value.

The Griset is an unusual Languedoc Sauvignon Gris rosé (it is rare enough as a varietal white in Bordeaux) with a striped-pyjamas label; the Haut Vol comes in a a very pretty perfume-bottle.

Haut Vol Rosé 50% Grenache Noir, 50% Carignan (£7.99, Majestic) delicate redcurrant fruit, freshness and minerality.

A light aperitif sipper.

Griset Gris de Gris IGP Pays D’Oc 100% Sauvignon Gris (£7.50, Hennings) this has delicate, elegant redcurrant fruit with blossom and passionfruit hints; citrussy grapefruit acidity.

Clean and pure with savoury-leesy underpinnings and a mineral persistence

Drink as an aperitif or match with lighter starters.

Le Versant Rosé 100% Grenache Noir (around £10, independents) a more sophisticated and mineral rosé with redcurrant and grapefruit, fresh linear acidity and smoky flintsmoke.

Clean, pure, fresh and taut.

Match with seafood and shellfish.

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