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DOMAINE SAINTE ROSE

La Garrigue

“It might seem strange to include two of the best UK producers here. But Charles and Ruth are continuously exceeding my expectations at their Languedoc estate. And this, a classic southern French blend, shows the exciting face of modern winemaking

ELIZABETH KELLY MW

Wine Information

About the wine

Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre blends (known as GSM) have worldwide acclaim. This one is made purely from grapes grown on the Domaine Saint Rosé estate. Grenache brings body and red-fruit flavours. Syrah (also known as Shiraz) adds tannin and peppery hints. Mourvèdre brings complexity in the form of black-fruit notes. Try it with a tomato-based pasta or red meats.

 

About the producer

Charles and Ruth Simpson quit their high-flying corporate jobs in 2002 to chase the winemaking dream. They took a risk in buying a number of hectares in a lesser-known area of the south of France. They've reaped the rewards since, winning a number of awards and receiving acclaim from some of the most respected wine critics.

 

About the region

Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre all thrive in Languedoc's hot climate. Charles and Ruth reject the restrictions that they would need to follow to gain the arguably more prestigious appellation status. This allows them create wine as they wish.

Dry
Sweetness
Sweet
Low
Acidity
High
Low
Tannins
High
Light
Body
Full