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88/100 James Suckling

Eclat de Soleil Malbec Rosé 2021, Foncalieu

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Really tasty. Full colour, but light on it's feet. Lots of staisfaction here.


This wine is soft pressed after five hours of skin contact to produce a light pink wine. Fermentation occurs under controlled temperatures in stainless-steel tanks. Five days resting on the lees are followed by two days of cold settling.

The vines that produce this wine are grafted from Argentine Malbec, which of course comes originally from Cahors in France. The wine maker is Argentine, and he searched all over the Languedoc for a place that would produce the characteristically bright and intense Malbec of his home country. He found this possibility in partnership with winegrowers from the Coteaux d’Ensérune, who follow a 1,000-year-old viticultural tradition marked by an historically un-French willingness to develop varieties from other horizons. The unique soils on the Montandy plateau outside Béziers are red, chalky and acidic with traces of iron. This combined with the classic Mediterranean climate, make the area an ideal home for Malbec

The nose is intense with concentrated red berry aromas mixed with hints of springtime flowers. The expressive palate is bursting with gorgeous, ripe fruit followed by a bright, tangy finish.

Pair with Mediterranean cuisine like fish with Provençal sauce and seafood paella or try with grilled chicken and fish. Also delightful as an aperitif.

Country

France

Alcohol ABV

ABV 13%

Region

Languedoc

Grape Varieties

Malbec

Vivino Rating

Vivino Rating: 3.7

Producer

Food Match

Pasta, Sausages or on its own

Colour

Rosé

Drinking Window

Drink to 2023

Vintage

2021

Closure Type

Screwcap
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Product Code: 967072

Delivery

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We normally aim for next day delivery as far as possible (Monday – Friday) on orders placed before midday. Orders placed in the afternoon will be processed the morning after, on a next day service. Orders placed from Friday midday until Sunday will be processed and made ready for dispatch the following Monday. This may take longer if stock needs to be collected from one more locations.

Customers should receive notification from our couriers by text when their order is en route.

Unfortunately, issues in the supply chain can mean longer than normal delivery times may be experienced.

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On our website you will notice that many products carry a notice that they are only for sale to people of legal age. During the check out process you will be asked to confirm that you are of legal age to purchase any age-restricted products.

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Delivery Option Price Minimum Bottle Estimated Delivery
Standard Delivery Cambridge & Surrounds FREE on orders over £60
£3.50 on orders under £60
No minimum bottle count required for this delivery type Within 1-7 days, normally next day.
Standard Delivery GB Mainland FREE on orders over £120
£7.95 on orders under £120
No minimum bottle count required for this delivery type Within 2-7 days, normally within 3 working days.
Deliveries to Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands and UK Islands, Isle of Man and Isles of Scilly Additional courier charges will apply to postcodes IV, HS, KA27-28, KW, PA20-49, PA60-78, PH17-26, PH30-44, PH49-50, ZE, BT, IM, TR21-25

Please note: we classify the Channel Islands as an International destination.

Click and Collect FREE No minimum bottle count required for this delivery type Same day collection usually available (during store opening hours). See details below.
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  • FREE collection on any order.
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Critic Review

88/100 James Suckling

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