Overview of the Wine
Though the estate dates from the 1920’s, it wasn’t until 1972 when the next generation set about replanting the vineyard with noble vines grafted onto American rootstock. Because of the terroir and temperature, they are able to grow varietals that thrive in Continental climates. For red wines as well as for the rosé, the main varieties are Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Carmenere, and Arinarnoa (a cross between Merlot and Petit Verdot). The white wines are made from Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Colombard, Muscat and Gewurtztraminer. In collaboration with France’s Agronomic Research Institute (INRA), a parcel of land on the island is devoted to testing the introduction of new vine plants created and selected through research.
Although the Isle Saint Pierre wines come from the very southern stretches of France, they display wonderful freshness and aromatic appeal. At harvest, as soon as the grapes enter the cellar, they are cooled to a temperature below 16°C. The whites are pneumatically pressed and gently release their juice free of any oxidation, thus retaining their aromas. The rosé harvest undergoes a short skin maceration with complete control of process timing, producing a rosé exclusively from free-run juice. For the red, complete fermentation of the sugar takes around five days, followed by a maceration period which varies depending on the grape variety.
Domaine Isle Saint Pierre is our answer to lively, vibrant quaffers that over deliver at every turn. Delicious, easy-drinking “bistro-style” wines that are perfect for everyday drinking!
Sustainable, no weed-killers, no synthetic fertilizers.
Grape / Blend
30% Cab Franc, 30% Merlot, 15% Vermentino, 5% Colombard, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Arinarnoa, 5% Carmenere, 3%Tannat, 2% Syrah
The attractive, pale and brilliant rose petal dress dresses this wine with an elegant and airy nose of red fruits and fresh fruits. The mouth, frank and fruity, brings a good volume of a certain sweetness. Drink as an aperitif, and accompany your festive dishes with friends, fruity desserts ...
Product size: 750ml