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Château Moyau Rosé Blend Coteaux du Languedoc la Clape 2007

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50% Grenache Noir, 30% Cinsault, 20% Syrah Intense, brilliant rose color Floral nose with red fruits Fresh and balanced, red fruit flavors, raspberry, strawberry saignée method of vinification

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Chateau Moyau:
Chateau Moyau has its origins in the Middle Ages. Legend has it that the original settlers were pirates whose leader answered to the name Moyau. Another story claims that Moyau is derived from the word marais or marsh. The Chateau was owned by the Herteman family from the 18th century until 2004, when Dr. Bernhard Koehler, a German fund manager living in Switzerland, purchased it. He saw po... Read more
Chateau Moyau has its origins in the Middle Ages. Legend has it that the original settlers were pirates whose leader answered to the name Moyau. Another story claims that Moyau is derived from the word marais or marsh. The Chateau was owned by the Herteman family from the 18th century until 2004, when Dr. Bernhard Koehler, a German fund manager living in Switzerland, purchased it. He saw potential in the six residential buildings, two large wine cellars, pigeon tower and stables. Through benign neglect many parcels had not been replanted. As a result, the new owner inherited parcels of old vine Carignan, Grenache and Syrah, most over 60-year’s old. Koehler hired a passionate young wine maker, Stephanie Chanot, to lead a team of two full-time employees. Previously, Chanot was technical director of the vineyards of Baron Philippe de Rothschild in Chile. Koehler also brought in Claude Gros, a respected consulting winemaker with clients throughout the world, to consult and advise at Chateau Moyau. Chateau Moyau covers an area of 128 acres with about 60 acres devoted to vines. Sixty percent of the vines are planted in parcels that border the Mediterranean. The remaining 40 percent are planted in the hills among the Garrigues scrubland of wild lavender and rosemary. Yields are limited to approximately 800 gallons per 74 acres (30 hl/ha) and are hand picked. State of the art de-stemming delivers grapes free from stems and leaves which can cause harsh, bitter-tasting tannins. With a rich assortment of red varietals such as Mourvèdre, Syrah, Grenache Noir, Carginan, Cinsault, the output is 90% red and rosé wines. The Chateau is also increasing its white wine output with new plantings of Grenache Blanc and Bourboulenc varieta Read less

Editorial Reviews for Château Moyau Rosé Blend Coteaux du Languedoc la Clape

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,412
4.00 5
09/04/2009

This opens with quite spicy and gamy notes on the nose before revealing sweet strawberry and pomegranate fruits touched with a hint of Chinese 5-spice powder. A nicely styled yet fairly rich rose with lovely structure. Just a touch of tannin, bright acids support intense, slightly herbal and leathery red fruits. Rich baked strawberry fruits with hints of plum and apple fill the mouth and lead to a crisp, snappy finish. A solid wine, big enough for grilled or fried chicken but still delicate enough for even lighter far. 89pts


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Snooth User: Greg Roberts
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3.50 5
03/20/2009

This delightful wine will transport you to the summer in the south of France. Made from a blend of 50% Grenache Noir, 30% Cinsault and 20% Syrah, the 2007 Rosé from Château Moyau is crisp, dry and refreshing. Intense salmon trending to a pink grapefruit color in the glass, the wine exhibits strawberry and ripe raspberry flavors with notes of rose florals. The wine’s fruitiness is balanced by its lively acidity, while its terroir is revealed in subtle mineral nuances. Perfect on its own on a hot summer day, this versatile wine is a natural with hors devours and also pairs well with BBQ, grilled fish with sweet-tangy salsas, and most Caribbean or Mexican-inspired foods.


3.50 5
09/01/2009

Pungent cherry aromas pave the way for strawberry and cherry flavors, a bit of spice and cranberry, and a hint of medicine on the finish.


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
4.00 5
09/01/2009

Very mineral and crisp. Well balanced and dry with elegant mouth-coating almonds and subtle strawberry.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.50 5
09/01/2009

Nice deep bronzed cherry hue. Sweet Maraschino cherry flavors with some watermelon flavors on the backend. This is a classic rose that finishes on melon and strawberry flavors. Would work well with quiche, or moules frites on a hot summers day


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
3.50 5
09/01/2009

Delicate mouthfeel with grapefruit, mango, and peach flavors, very smooth and long-lasting, not sweet, and not too acidic.

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  • 50% Grenache Noir, 30% Cinsault, 20% Syrah Intense, brilliant rose color Floral nose with red fruits Fresh and balanced, red fruit flavors, raspberry, strawberry saignée method of vinification

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