2011 Chateau de Sours Bordeaux Rose – Special Offer
Despite the cold winter days we have been tasting some fabulous roses including the new 2011 vintage from Chateau de Sours. We are delighted to have been re-selected to do our annual ex cellars offer. Martin Krajewski has maintained a great budget beating deal, and we are able to offer it at £8.49 (inc VAT) per bottle. This is only on offer until Friday 9th March 2012.
2011 proved to be a vintage with challenging growing conditions which started with a Spring heat wave and temperatures sawed to over 30 degrees. In fact we were out in Bordeaux last April doing the Bordeaux En Primeur tastings and it was so hot you really needed sun screen, not that I had any! This heat wave shocked the vines out of their dormant state and pushed them much further on than usual. Flowering was therefore early though the flowering was even, which was good. Through June and July to August the weather proved inconsistent with great fluctuations in heat, rain, drought and humidity. However despite these challenging conditions the team has produced a great vintage.
Chateau de Sours broke all records of early picking and started harvesting on 17th August for the sparkling wines and 25th for the still wines.
Recently described by Matthew Jukes, wine writer for Money Week as “The most thrilling rose of the year” the team at Chateau de Sours have surpassed themselves for this fabulous 2011 vintage.
“Chateau de Sours Rose 2011 is a vibrant, light and strawberry pink in colour. Summer fruits are in abundance on the nose, enhanced with strawberries and a bunch of red currants. Pear drops on the front of the palate, strawberry and bubblegum with a well balanced citrus and grapefruit uplifting acidity that flows through into a refreshing smooth finish. There’s a fantastic underlying steely minerality that adds extra depth and complexity. A real must for the summer.” Tasted January 2011 James Goodhart
The blend is predominantly Merlot with Cabernet Franc, 12.5% alcohol.
If you would like to buy online go to our website Chateau de Sours Bordeaux Rose 2011 .