Cave Anne de Joyeuse Camas Pinot Noir Rose 2013
A fragrant nose of raspberries and cherries. The palate shows a sustained concentration of red fruits and a fresh finish. A perfect aperitif wine. Ideal with tapas. Also, a very good match with salads and summer barbecues. Serve chilled between at 52 degrees F.
Cave Anne de Joyeuse is a high-quality cooperative winery in Limoux, which was founded in 1929 and which currently boasts 650 members. It is directed today by Guy Andrieu. They are one of only ten wine cooperatives in France to carry the highest level of quality accreditation. All the individual growers (all of them sustainable) who supply Anne de Joyeuse have to adhere to rigorous procedures laid out and monitored by the cooperative's oenologists. They use GPS to track where the grapes and the growers are, and throughout the whole year constantly visit them to ensure that quality is achieved. If an additive is needed in the vineyard, it is supplied by the winery in a specific quantity and the grower is instructed when and how to use it. Ripeness in all of the vineyards they control are monitored by thermal imaging satellites. In addition to farming practices the winery has also made a commitment to all aspects of protecting the environment. Use of all farm equipment is closely monitored to keep pollution to a minimum. All water used by the winery is collected, purified, and reused. This state-of-the-art winery utilizes solar power and geothermal technology and all leftover raw materials are composted. Cave Anne de Joyeuse also considers the social impact that their business has on the region. As they demand a high level of commitment from their growers, they pay top dollar for their grapes and worker safety is of the utmost importance. The results of their commitment to the environment is best illustrated by the fact that over 80 varieties of orchid which are native to the region have spontaneously regenerated in their vineyards. (Hence the flower on the label). Since 1994 they have been recognized by the label "Protect The Planet" for work methods that are compatible with sustainable agriculture and the promotion of biodiversity.