Domaine Rosé

INTRODUCTION
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, Grenache, Syrah, and Rolle, and a careful balance between character and elegance.

CLIMATE
The 2019 vintage began with a warm and pleasant winter that lead to an early spring followed by a warm and very dry summer. This impeded the normal ripening of the grapes but with patience we waited for them to achieve optimal ripeness. Small yields but great potential.

GRAPE VARIETIES
Grenache, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Rolle.

TASTING NOTES
A litchi pink hue with slight salmon reflections. The nose is intense and fruity: strawberry, yellow peach. The fresh fruit explodes in the mouth: strawberry and grapefruit. A lovely persistent finish.

MEAL SUGGESTION
Grilled fish and chicken, salads, fish soup, crab roll, gazpacho.

Awards

2019: Les Vinalies – Prix d'excellence

2019: Concours Vignerons Indépendants - Silver medal

2020: Concours Général Agricole Paris - Silver Medal

2019: Le Guide Hachette des Vins

2019: Concours des Grands Vins de France à Macon - Silver Medal

Press

Sam Wylie-Harris 2018
Fragrant with aromas of freshly crushed berries and exotic fruits, a hint of mango lends a touch of richness to the fresh round palate, with some herbal notes in the mix and a creamy elegance with plenty of freshness on the finish. Brilliant with Provençal staples such as bouillabaisse.

Luxebible.com 2018
Beautifully floral and feminine with some prominent exotic notes. Crisp, delicious and thirst quenching, there are notes of strawberry and mango on the nose, along with herbaceous notes to taste.

Jancis Robinson 2018
Grassy and aromatic and soft with a touch of underripeness but enough fruit to balance. Smooth, silky, a decent summer quaffer.

Jancis Robinson 2017
Very pale copper colour, but plenty of aroma concentration with a herby note plus fresh, juicy redcurrant fruits. Really nicely balanced between viscous texture, medium body and soft acidity. Slightly confected fruit, but the finish is dry and savoury and appetising. Lovely!

Guide Hachette 2019
1 Star. fresh aromas of citrus for this structured rosé, round, zesty finish with hints of orange peel.

Jancis Robinson 16.5 2020
Super-typical, full-on Provence rosé where the pale colour belies the intensity of fruit. It’s creamy and rich and soft, with strawberry candy, melon and a touch of fennel. Very generous and satisfying. Ticks all the boxes. (RH)