Crushed and Cured
Domaine de la Bégude, Cadet de la Bégude Rouge IGP
Delicate in colour, the Cadet Rosé has a bright character of fresh stone fruit and crunchy red berry flavours balanced by refreshing acidity. The finish is long and expressive with pink grapefruit notes.
Domaine de la Bégude was purchased in 1996 by seventh-generation winemaker Guillaume Tari, who was raised at Château Giscours in Margaux which his grandfather acquired in 1954.
Certified organic since 2006, the vineyards are located at 400m altitude above sea level at the highest point in the Bandol. Split into eighty different parcels, the diverse clay and limestone soils provide good water retention and ideal conditions for the Mourvèdre grape to flourish.
The grapes were harvested by hand, double sorted and fully destemmed before gentle crushing. The berries were then slowly and gently pressed at low pressure to maintain the freshness and delicate red fruit character before undergoing cold-settling. Fermentation in stainless steel vats with indigenous yeast.
Grape Variety: Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsault
Producer: Domaine de la Bégude