Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose is named after a lady who worked in the Languedoc vineyards during the late 19th century and became something of a local hero. At the time, it was largely women who worked in the vineyards; pruning and harvesting the vines. Sadly these women were often mistreated, overworked and underpaid. Sophie fought for women’s rights and drastically improved the conditions for her fellow female workers in the vineyard in which she worked. Bijou is a tribute to her memory and we share her story on the back of every bottle sold. The grapes are sourced from low-yielding old vines on the sloping hillsides of various vineyards in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France. The areas are made up of old volcanic soils composed of 70% schist, which helps create high-quality grapes with great structure and freshness.Bijou’s flagship wine, a beautiful pale salmon coloured rosé. Elegantly fragrant, with aromas of wild strawberries, citrus and delicate floral notes. Round and creamy on the palate, with ripe red berry flavours and a soft minerality. Elegant and balanced with refreshing acidity and a silky smooth finish. The perfect accompaniment to canapés, white meats, fish and salads.
Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose Rosé
Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines
|Nose||Aromas of wild strawberries, citrus and delicate floral notes|
|Palate||Ripe red berry flavours and a soft minerality|
|Grape Variety||45% Cinsault, 40% Grenache, 10% Caladoc, 5% Syrah|
|Vinification||The grapes are hand-harvested, de-stemmed and gently crushed. Indigenous yeasts are used to ferment the wine for 15 to 18 days in temperature controlled stainless vats|
|Cellaring/Ageing Potential||Drink now|