Domaine de Cardon VSIG Rosé 2018


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The Taste

“We are fortunate to have a plot planted with Gamay among our vines in Burgundy in the middle of our Pinot Noir vines- the only grape variety authorized in our region to obtain the AOC appellation. This allows us to obtain a magnificent gourmet rosé with the colors of ripe melons.”

Thierry Bied, Winemaker

We proudly work with Domaine de Cardon to import their latest wines. These fantastic wines are not available elsewhere in the UK.

The Corky Verdict

Amy- Peachy blush in colour, with a very aromatic nose of wild flowers and honey, bone dry with tart berries and a long finish.

Sam- A fantastic rosé perfect for the summer. Floral on the nose, with a subtle sweetness, almost like honey. The palate is dry, crisp, and refreshing with stone fruit and a minerally finish. A classy wine.

The Facts

  • Rosé
  • Pairs with: FishAperitifAsian Food
  • Year: 2018
  • Category: Dry
  • Location: Côte Chalonnaise, Bourgogne, France
  • Type: Gamay
  • Percentage: 12.5% ABV

The Producer

Domaine de Cardon is located 30 kilometers from Beaune, in Dracy le Fort, in the heart of the Côte Chalonnaise.

The Cardon de Sandrans family has its origins in 12th century Spain, when its name was Cardona. In the 19th century, the Cardon de Sandrans family settled in the Lyon region and owned the Domaine de la Roche Cardon just outside Lyon, before settling in Dracy-Le-Fort in Burgundy. The estate was split in the middle of the 20th century.

In 2012, their descendant, Frédérique de Cardon de Sandrans, decided to revive the tradition and values ​​of the Cardon de Sandrans family by creating a wine estate. With the help of Thierry Bied, sharing the same ideals and the same love of wine, they founded Domaine de Cardon in 2013. Today, the estate’s vineyard covers 20 ha and includes 14.5 ha. currently exploited for wine production. The cultivated grape varieties are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Aligoté, the only grape varieties authorized in Burgundy and Gamay in Beaujolais.

The estate produces the following appellations: Chiroubles, Beaujolais Village, Aligoté “Vieille Vignes”, Burgundy White “Les 4 Parcelles”, Burgundy Red “Margaux”, Burgundy Red “Les Gardes” Mercurey Village White “Roc Blanc”, Mercurey Village Red “Roche Cardon “, Mercurey Premier Cru” Croichots “and Crémant “Eminent “.

Having, since its creation, the desire to work and produce wines with respect for the environment and the consumer, the Estate has put in place all the processes allowing it to obtain the “Terra Vitis” certification since the 2020 harvest and ” HVE “from the 2021 harvest.

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