30 % Grenache, 40% Cinsault, 30% Mourvèdre
Carefully hand harvested to avoid berries splitting in order to preserve flavours & aromas. Between 45hl/ha and 55hl/ha.
Vines age: 5 to 40 years old.
“Eye-catching pale coral coloured rosé. Immediately appealing and enticing southern French rosé from selected vineyards in Bandol. Dry, crisp and precise with a brilliantly appetizing palate profile. Vibrant, trim and infused with delicate notes of summer red berries and just a hint of citrus.” Neil Sommerfelt - Master of Wine
93 points Decanter
The unusual horizontal fermentation tanks ensure that the wines benefit from extra lees contact during maturation thereby adding to the complexity and richness of the finished wines. Jean-François prefers a cool fermentation to retain the intrinsic fruit character of his various cuvées whilst also allowing his wines to mature for 3-5 months on their lees. This maximises the wines’ ripe textural style that acts as a counterpoint to the wines’ archetypal fresh minerality
From a single vineyard situated in new sub-region of Ward, the grapes were picked at dawn to retain freshness from a special parcel of the Pinot Noir clone-Abel. They were gently pressed and fermented and then left for 11 months on the lees before bottling.
A vivacious sparkling rose with an abundance of strawberry and cranberry aromas,plus nuances of rose petal and orange blossom. 100% Pinot Noir grapes, it exudes red fruit flavours finished with a slight sweet spice.