Domaine Cady was established in 1927 and has been passed down over four generations with Alex Cady most recently taking over as winemaker from his father, Philippe. Situated in the hills of Coteaux du Layon, an appellation by the Layon River in the Loire’s Anjou region, there are 28 hectares under vine which are certified organic by ECOCERT. The majority of vines are planted to Chenin Blanc, however the estate also farms Chardonnay, Gamay, Grolleau, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Most revered for their ‘Coteaux du Layon AOC’ bottlings which are dessert wines produced from Chenin Blanc affected with Botrytis cinerea (a.k.a. noble rot), they also produce an impressive lineup of AOC wines including Anjou Blanc, Anjou Gamay, Anjou Rouge, Anjou Villages, Cabernet d’Anjou and Crémant de Loire not to mention this delicious rosé which we are thrilled to introduce to all of you!
Made of 50% Gamay and 50% Grolleau, this is a bright, fresh and cheery rosé that greets you with aromas of red cherries, freshly plucked strawberries and papaya. Vivid notes of chalky minerals waft from the glass and carry over to the tart and high-toned palate, framing a zesty core of granny smith apple, pomelo, underripe strawberry and lemongrass. If you like a very dry and clean style of rosé, you will most definitely enjoy this refreshingly crisp version from the Loire Valley. The lively acidity and clean minerality make this a perfect match to a flavorful fish dish like seared tuna or smoked trout.