L’esprit de Provence - Rosé

INTRODUCTION
Dry and fruity, this rosé seduces by its tenderness, elegance and freshness. With its structured palate and aromatic concentration, it will be particularly enjoyed over a nice meal.

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, Syrah, Rolle.

TASTING NOTES
A litchi pink with peachy reflections. Nose is elegant and very complex: white peaches, mango, hawthorn blossom then pink peppercorn, dry apricot and thyme. Very classy. The attack is fresh with volume and the fruit fills the mouth. This rosé is complex with a delightful long lingering aftertaste showing greatfruit ripeness.

MEAL SUGGESTION
Fish carpaccio, salads, vegetarian dishes, grilled fish and white meat.

Awards

2019: Grand International Wine Award – Gold Medal

2019: Vinalies Internationales - Gold Medal

2019: The Global Rosé Masters - Silver Medal

2019: Guide Hachette Des Vins

2019: Le Mondial Du Rosé - Gold Medal

2019: IWSC - Silver Medal

Press

Wine Advocate Issue 242 April 2019,
Joe Czerwinski April/19
l’Esprit de Provence features appealing notes of crushed stone, red berries and ripe citrus on the nose. It’s light to medium-bodied but silky in texture, with attractive hints of dried spices on the finish.

Jancis Robinson spring 2019
16 Lovely ripe strawberry and raspberry fruit - really generous and delicious with soft acidity but no lack of balance. Dry and glossy with a bit of orange-peel pith giving lovely zip. (RH)

Jancis Robinson spring 2018
17+ Palest pink gold. Excellent floral and red fruit concentration on the nose, with loads of concentration and weight on the palate, finished with a lovely leafy tone. This is excellent – really crams the fruit in without losing freshness, and has alluringly smooth texture. Superb! Comparable to the likes of Esclans – and potentially ageable for the short term too? (RH)

Guide Hachette 2018
2 Stars. A spirit of Provence that translates into a soft pink colour and an elegant and up-front nose, between peach and citrus. The prelude to a flattering mouth, all in roundness, with persistent fruitiness.