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60% Grenache, 40% Syrah from galet stone soils at Roquemaure (until late 2000s was 50% Grenache, 50% Cinsault), concrete vat fermented by saignée or bleeding juice off the skins over 3 weeks at 14-16°C, raised 6-7 months on fine lees, malo blocked

2017 ()

pale pink, Provence rosé style robe. The nose is subdued, but carries local interest, dried herbs, is softly floral, has notes of elder berry. This drinks freely, easily, is up for solo drinking, the aperitif. The flavour centres on redcurrant with a note of plum. The finish is a little sudden, but OK. This is correctly easy to drink rosé with some southern sun sweetness in it, is floral, wispy, and will accompany hors d’oeuvres, cold chicken etc. 13°. To mid-2019 July 2018

2012

Provençal pale pink, clear and bright robe. There is a zesty top air to the nose with soapy, floral notes under that, a flinty red cherry. The palate bears polished up red fruit, leaves a brief impression. Has boudoir scenting, ends freshly enough. Many rosés are like this now; it does a simple aperitif. 13.5°. To late 2014. May 2013

2006 ()

pale, salmon pink colour – Grenache, Cinsault imprint. Has a fresh, classic bouquet that mixes red fruits with an air of baked stones, is nice and crisp, and even gives out an air of grapefruit. The palate is harmonious, has an elegant flow, and there is a tinkle of sweetness in the red fruit, a touch of jam late on. Good, clear grip on the finish. w.o.w. wine, a classic rosé. June 2007