Rafale Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml)
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“Rafale” wines are made by the Vignerons Catalans, a “Cave Cooperative” from Perpignan in Roussillon.
Vignerons Catalans is a producers’ group whose mission is to establish, grow and secure recognition for Roussillon wines in France and abroad. The group brings together men and women who have a strong bond with its history, values and roots. Both passionate and visionary wine growers with a strong community spirit. As a leading company on the Roussillon wine scene, they champion the values of the co-operative movement and the strong identity of wine regions in Catalan country. Roussillon is a small region that is home to myriad, outstanding terroirs, a sunny climate, warm weather and wind exposure conducive to wine growing. The geological tapestry into which the vineyards are woven enables Les Vignerons Catalans to produce a richly-endowed range of wines. They work with over 1500 growers covering 10 000 hectares in 15 different Roussillon appellations.
These wines are named after the Rafale winds that frequently blow in this region. The emblem shows the rooster on the church tower, which indicates the wind direction.
Pronounced aromas of red and dark fruit, spice and pepper. The palate is rich with smooth ripe tannins and a pleasing lingering finish. Serve with roasts, casseroles, pasta and other traditional home-cooked dishes.
Made from Cabernet Sauvignon cultivated on the slopes in Languedoc and Roussillon in the South of France, where cold nights alternate with hot days. The grapes are picked in September at full maturity. They are destemmed and fermented for 8 days at 28°C before being pressed. The wine rests for a few months in vat before bottling.