Vinsobres will be presenting its Cru Glacé at this year’s edition of Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris, a boutique sorbet made with red wine from Vinsobres, a small village nestled in La Drôme Provençale.
Their original creation, which sells for €9 a pot, will appeal to consumers who are looking to step outside the traditional world of wine in search of new and exciting formats. A local chocolate and ice cream maker has been tasked with making each pot of 5.8 proof Cru Glacé, which does not contain any lactose, food colouring or preservatives. These small sorbet pots are also very versatile, giving customers a choice between savouring them at meal times or saving them for a refreshing snack. Their unique flavour comes from the vineyard, located between 250 and 400 metres above sea level, at the northern end of the Côtes du Rhône, benefits from a unique micro climate. While the summers are warm and dry, like most parts of méridionale France, temperatures remain relatively low at night because of region’s winds – Le Mistral and Pontias. This gives the Vinsobres appellation, an assemblage of Syrah and Grenache, the best of both worlds by combining the finesse of northern Gran Crus’ with the character of southern French wines. The vines are grown on four terroirs around the village, including La Première Terrace, Le Côteau, Les Collines and Le Plateau, of which 30% is dedicated to organic production. While fresh fruit and hints of cherry are hallmarks of the region’s younger wines, older bottles boast spicier aromatic tones. The winemakers recommend ageing bottles for between 7 and 12 years. Vinsobres cuvés and red wine sorbet will be available to taste at the stand!
Hall 4 / Stand BC-194-15
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