Domaine Rosé

Dry and fruity, this rosé seduces by its aromatic expression, elegance and freshness. From the heart of Provence on Julian Faulkner’s family estate, this rosé offers the aromatic quintessence of Cinsault, Carignan and Grenache, and a careful balance between character and elegance.

CLIMATE
The 2016 vintage was characterised by a somewhat warm and pleasant winter, a cool spring and followed by a particularly hot and dry summer. The Mistral blew regularly ensuring there was little disease pressure. Nearly ideal climatic conditions!

GRAPE VARIETIES
Cinsault, Cabernet, Carignan, Grenache

HARVEST
Manual harvest at 50hl/ha.

WINE-MAKING
Each parcel is vinified separately. Cold skin contact maceration, pressing with separation of free-run juice from pressed must, cold static must settling, temperature control of fermentation at 17-18°C, racking and blockage of malolactic fermentation.

CONSERVATION
4-5 racking, early fining with bentonite, filtration, blending, stabilization and non-sterile filtration, bottled in the spring.

TASTING NOTES
Peach colour with a pale salmon reflections. An exuberant nose of fresh fruit with a dominant citrus character. The mouth is both supple and fresh with a beautiful presence of red fruits in the finish.

MEAL SUGGESTION
Mullet, appetizer, Provencal dishes, vegetables stew.

Awards

2017: National vinalies – Prize of excellence

2015: Independant Winemakers Contest, Silver medal

2014: Vignerons Indépendants, Silver Medal

2014: Bronze Medal, Concours des Grands Vins de Mâcon

2013: Silver Medal, Independent Winemakers Competition

2012: Silver Medal, Independent Winemakers Competition

Press

BevXVintage 2015
BevX, USA, Mai 2016
4.5 Stars. Appearance: Brilliant pink color. Aromatics: The nose is wonderfully expressive and generous with waves of wild berries, strawberry, raspberry and cherry with accents of red grapefruit and mineral. Flavor: The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering a vibrant red berry- focused core with supporting wild herb and spice, citrus zest and mineral. Intensity and texture: Medium-bodies with bright, fresh acidity that helps create a perfect balance with long trailing spice and tart fruit flavors. We absolutely love vibrant and well-made Provence rosé especially when it perfectly combines fruit and tart acidity. As you know, we love Rosé in volume in the summer so bright, crisp and lovely Rosé and this super wine hit’s our value sweet spot. This multi-layered and complex Rosé is made with a blend of 70% Cinsault, 60% Grenache and 15% Tibouren. The Cinsault adds a great deal of spice, depth and backbone making this a great food wine. Serve chilled as an ideal summer aperitif or pair with grilled chicken. 94/100

Tasted BlindVintage 2014
Tasted 100% Blind 2015
Rosé it is with a rather pale slightly copper-tinged colour. Pure nose, quite discreet, doesn’t show off so much : there’s still a good purity there, with some notes of almond, citrus, a hint of green apple. Bone-dry on the palate, with a good grip, very fine tannins adding freshness there, some zesty notes in a rather light style with those green apples flavours, crushed apples, citrus coming back. Moderateintensity and length but clean and fresh, in a slightly lighter aperitif style.

Vintage 2014
Underground WineLetter – John Tilson, March 2015
Made with Grenache and Syrah there are just over 650 cases of this wine available for the US market. Palesalmon pink in color this rosé has a lovely floral perfume with hints of peach and melon. It is bright andcrisp with subtle berry fruit and faint hints of citrus with floral notes. Elegant and beautifully balancedthis is a delicious rosé –Highly Recommended. $14

Vintage 2011
Juin 2012 : I-winereview.com, USA
This pale pink blend of Grenache, Cinsault, and Carignan is lush but very lightly flavored with hints of red fruit and dried flowers.

Vintage 2011
The Tasting Panel, rosés de Provence, Mai 2012
87 Domaine du Grand Cros 2011 Côtes de Provence “Jules” ,Juicy and simple; clean and racy with strawberry and tangy acidity; Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan.

Vintage 2008
Guide Hachette des Vins 2010
Distinguée et ample, d’une belle richesse aromatique (agrumes, fruits blancs, fleurs blanches).