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Gavin Hubble - (BSc & Post Grad. Business Marketing) - I started working in the wine industry over 23 years ago in New Zealand. Working in; wine retail, sales, wine production, label & packaging design, marketing, wine buying, consulting and wine education. I am responsible for the Brand Health of 60+ wine brands distributed here in New Zealand. Wine Brands from New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. I work closely with the Trade Industry - (Retail Stores & Restaurants) introducing, educating and positioning exciting and unique brands to wine enthusiasts all over the world.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Arrogant Frog ‘Lily Pad Pink’ Sparkling Rosé

Grape Varieties: Cuveé - Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault
Growing Region: Languedoc, France
Owner / Head Winemaker: Jean-Claude Mas
Jean-Claude Mas comes from a family with a long tradition of wine-making in southern France, dating back to 1892. This Sparkling Rosé embodies the regions way of life, which includes an appreciation of good food, family, culture and fun times. A bright and vibrant rosé that can be shared anywhere good food and smiles are to be had.
The Arrogant Frog ‘Lily Pad Pink' is a dry sparkling Rosé sourced from a variety of the best vine growing regions in the south of France. This sparkling was crafted by the Charmat method, where the second fermentation was made in vats (one month in the vat, developing on its lees). When the cuveé of the three different varieties is made the ‘liqueur tirage’ is then added. The fermentation in closed vat lasts for 4 weeks; this is the time where the bubbles come into being. The result is a natural sparkling wine, with a delicate and persistent mousse.
As you pour the wine in your flute a salmon-pink colour, and fine bubbles will rise. The bubbles release a subtle bouquet of small summer berries, reminding you of gooseberry, raspberry and wild strawberries. These notes also carry through onto the palate, which is soft and full of bright fruits. Due its residual sugar of 24g/L - chill and served at a cold temperature of 6 to 8°C.
Drinking perfectly well this summer; and over the next 2-3 years.
Perfect wine match with salmon hors d'oeuvres, and a dessert made with red fruits, enjoy.
Bright and refreshing for any summer occasion.


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