Le Rosé de Chartier 2015 Pays d’Oc I.G.P., Chartier Créateur d’Harmonies
Rosé wine bottled in France by Sélections Chartier Inc. at Clos des Augustins, Pic Saint-Loup, Saint-Mathieu-de-Tréviers, Languedoc.
Selected, assembled, aged and bottled in France by Sélections Chartier Inc. at Clos des Augustins, Pic Saint-Loup, Saint-Mathieu-de-Tréviers, Languedoc.
The first bottles of my brand new 2015 rosé wine are a reflection of the level of maturity I have reached as a wine vintner and merchant—at the vine and in the cellar—and adorned with new labels that convey the importance of the terroir in my approach. Born of the gorgeous 2015 Languedoc crop, I have elaborated this vintage at Clos des Augustins, a biodynamic culture domain located in the Pic Saint-Loup appellation. This new rosé is robuster and more complex than the excellent 2014 and 2013 vintages thanks to a larger ratio of old grenache noir vines rounded out by a higher percentage of syrah in order to spice things up and invigorate it. It is also more textured and generous than its predecessors, yet just as aromatic and enchanting.
Born of the gorgeous 2015 Mediterranean vintage elaborated by François Chartier at Clos des Augustins—a biodynamic culture domain located in the Pic Saint-Loup appellation—this new rosé cuvée is flavourful, robust and complex and offers an incredible satin-smooth texture thanks to selection of old grenache noir vines rounded out by a higher ratio of syrah than previously in order to spice things up and invigorate this rosé who is sure to be summer 2016’s favourite!
Originates mainly from the Pic Saint-Loup AOC and some neighbouring zones. The Mezy family’s Clos des Augustins domain subscribes to biodynamic culture principles and comprises rich terroirs, some hotter than others, composed of red clay over worn pebbles that yield superbly mature fruits on the vine even despite the brisk nights of this area located north of Montpellier. Young and old vines as well as different types of terroir were involved in the creation of this cuvée born of a direct pressing and a specific aging that gives it the distinctive smooth palate that makes it stand out among the vast majority of rosés. As always, Bordeaux oenologist Pascal Chatonnet was involved in all creative stages, as were, in this case, wine-growers and oenologists Frédéric and Pauline Mezy.
As a vintner and merchant, Chartier’s idea behind the elaboration of this rosé was to create a gastronomy wine that will pair with the flavourful ingredients of summer cuisine as well as bottle age over a period of two years, giving it even more aromatic complexity and texture, which will allow it to be paired with the heartier fall and winter cuisines. You can pair this rosé with your favourite recipes using or more of the following ingredients: salmon and salmon trout, shrimp and langoustines, calamari and squid, tuna, fresh and sundried tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, grilled potatoes and other vegetables, bean sprouts, grilled white meats, saffron, basil, pink grapefruit juice, peanuts, roasted sesame oil, olive oil, paprika, pimenton, Espelette pepper, hot peppers.
Dr Pascal Chatonnet (as for all other Chartier Créateur d’harmonies wines)
—Tomato and paprika tartar “with or without” shrimp and pink grapefruit juice*
–Black tea, raspberries, basil and Chartier’s rosé cocktail-pitcher*
–Pan Bagnat (Tuna, tomato, olive oil, etc., sandwich)*
–Lobster roll-type lobster with saffron and rosé mayonnaise*
–Shrimp for Chartier’s rosé*
–Exotic vegetables and shrimp chips for Chartier’s rosé! *
—Salmon or trout papillotte with orange and pink grapefruit*
—GRILLED SALMON FILETS WITH SUNDRIED TOMATO PESTO*
—Beef tartar with shiitake mushrooms, marinated beets and Parmesan curls*
—PASTA WITH SUNDRIED TOMATO PESTO
–GRILLED SALMON FILET WITH SUNDRIED TOMATO PESTO.
—TOMATO, BASIL AND OLIVE OIL SOUP*
–WATERMELON, SHRIMP, CHERRY TOMATO AND PAPRIKA OIL SKEWERS*
–COLD SHRIMP SALAD WITH PINK GRAPEFRUIT VINAIGRETTE*
–SALMON TROUT AND FRESH TOMATO SALSA
–GRILLED CHICKEN WITH BASIL PESTO.
—VEAL BURGER WITH SUNDRIED TOMATOES
–GRILLED CALAMARI SALAD WITH PINK GRAPEFRUIT AND ESPELETTE PEPPER VINAIGRETTE.
—CHICKEN AND GRILLED VEGETABLE SALAD WITH HOT PEPPERS.
—OVEN-BAKED LANGOUSTINE WITH SAFFRON BUTTER.
—BASIL PESTO PASTA
–BEAN SPROUTS AND GRILLED VEGETABLE SALAD.
—GOAT CHEESE SALAD WITH BASIL OIL
*Recipes available on this site.
Don’t forget the 800 recipes available in the four-volume Papilles pour tous! collection, many of which are on the aromatic path of this rosé. New recipes created specifically for this new rosé wine will also be available here soon.