Thibaud Boudignon Rosé de Loire 2018
'Substantially Cabernet Franc, with some Grolleau, from 39 year-old vines, grown on shallow soils of grey schist, rhyolite and sand. Cool-fermented in stainless steel with native yeasts for 2-3 weeks, followed by maturation in tank for 4 to 6 months before bottling. Malolactic conversion is inhibited to produce a fresh, vibrant, yet textural rosé, with good length and intriguing mineral complexity. Vibrant pink colour, this rose is made by direct pressing and vinified like a white wine to capture salinity and structure. No malo yet lovely texture and tension finishing dry.
”Salmon-orange-pink in color. A rich and savory rosé, with watermelon rind, herb, and ruby red grapefruit flavors, and a spicy finish.”'
- Vintage and Vine