PRLog - June 22, 2011 - SOUTH MELBOURNE, Australia -- Australia’s Favourite Frog is pictured on two wheels for the limited edition ‘Tour de Frog’ Ribet Red label, commemorating the 98th Tour de France, which runs from 2 to 24 July. Our amphibious friend was spawned in the beautiful Languedoc in the south of France, between Carcassonne and Montpellier, where cycling is an essential part of life. The Tour de France will pass through the Frog’s home on 17 July, so be watching to appreciate its breathtaking landscape, with a glass of Ribet Red.
Arrogant Frog 'Tour de Frog' Ribet Red 2010
The ‘Tour de Frog’ Ribet Red release is also joined by the new Arrogant Frog Ribet Rosé 2010; a beautifully vibrant rosé, grown between the Mediterranean Sea and the Hérault Valley. Rosé is now increasingly a style for all seasons and perfectly matched to Australia’s fusion cuisine.
Winemaker, Jean-Claude Mas, is a fourth generation vigneron called the ‘humble winemaker’; although he has much reason to be proud. Jean-Claude was born in the Languedoc, and studied in Lyon, Nancy, and England, gaining his MBA. He worked in Miami, Paris and Bordeaux in the sports car business and was later a racing car driver; but Jean-Claude always retained his passion for wine. In the mid-1990s, he combined his Languedoc wine roots, fast lifestyle and entrepreneurial skills to establish Arrogant Frog, which now sells in excess of 10 million bottles annually.
Arrogant Frog is not like every other French wine. They use low input practices, modern winemaking techniques and irreverently snub stuffy French flavours in favour of fresh, abundant fruit expressions. Most important of all, it’s exceptional quality for the price and bound to impress. It’s no wonder it’s Australia’s Favourite Frog.
Arrogant Frog Ribet Red ‘Tour de Frog’ Cabernet Merlot 2010 RRP $10.99
Produced in Languedoc in the south of France, Ribet Red consists of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot. An easy drinking style with abundant berry fruit; Arrogant Frog Ribet Red has cherry, raspberry, strawberry compote characters, with ripe cassis and plum, herbal and vanilla hints and chocolatey tannins. (13.5% Alc./Vol.)
Arrogant Frog Ribet Rosé 2010 RRP $10.99
Ribet Pink is made from 100% Languedoc Shiraz grapes, producing deep colour and intense aromas. Bright cherry pink in colour, this delightful rosé from the south of France has wonderfully lifted floral aromas. There are notes of toffee and candied fruit, with ripe cherry and strawberry flavours and a pleasantly dry finish. (13% Alc./Vol.)
Exclusive to Dan Murphy’s, BWS and Woolworths Liquor.