Château Tassin is located within the municipal district of Rions (from the Latin Riucium or “built on rock”), one of the region’s oldest medieval towns. Fortified around the 12th century, Rions has managed to preserve its old ramparts, as well as its narrow winding streets bordered by old picturesque buildings.The château's vineyard stretches across both the slopes overlooking the town and the plains bordering the Garonne River. The château was originally located on “Tassin’s Isle” , but the extraction of gravel and sand from the riverbed (since forbidden) eventually undermined its foundations.
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A.O.C. : Bordeaux rosé
District : Rions
Vineyard surface area : 5 hectares
Terroir : Clayey-limestone slopes and alluvial sediments along the Garonne River
Grape varieties : 50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
Average vine age : 15 years
Viticulture: Traditional Bordeaux-style vine training, with two canes and a flat arch. Controlled grassing-down of the vine rows or mechanical working of the soil, to improve the soils’ vitality and biodiversity. Manual “green harvesting”, for a homogeneous distribution and proper aeration of the grape bunches. Mechanical grape harvesting.
Sustainable farming methods are applied to the entire vineyard, which enjoys
Haute Valeur Environnementale (“High Environmental Value”) certification.
Vinification : The grapes are selected on their aromatic potential by tasting the berries. After de-stemming, they are delicately pressed in a pneumatic press underinert gas. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at low temperature (18-20°C).
Ageing : In stainless steel vats, on fine lees protected from oxidation.
Tasting notes : Beautiful light pink color, floral nose with hints of grapefruit. Candid and lively on the palate. To be enjoyed as an aperitif, with salads, grilledmeats or seasonal fruits. To be consumed chilled, ideally at 11°C.
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