2019 Le Grand Cros, Rosé, Domaine du Grand Cros, Côtes de Provence

2019 Le Grand Cros, Rosé, Domaine du Grand Cros, Côtes de Provence

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2019 Le Grand Cros, Rosé, Domaine du Grand Cros, Côtes de Provence

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Extremely pale, with notes of Mediterranean herbs, this has a gentle texture coupled with a pleasing savouriness and zesty acidity. A high-quality rosé made by the Faulkners in Provence.
Will Lyons, The best summer rosé to buy in the UK now, The Times (May 2020)

The smaller 2019 vintage lends this rosé additional concentration and intensity. A blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Syrah and Rolle, it has a beautiful perfume of red summer fruit, with citrus and cherry blossom notes. Zesty acidity and hints of saltiness transport you to the south of France immediately. It’s a great partner for summer salads, tapas and barbecues. Drink now to 2021.
Fiona Hayes, Buyer (May 2020)
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About this WINE

Domaine du Grand Cros

Domaine du Grand Cros

Le Grand Cros is first a story about a couple, Jane and Hugh Faulkner, who fell in love with this pretty corner of Provence in 1989, with vineyards planted over the foothills of the Massif des Maures, surrounded by pine and olive trees and dry stone terraces. Slowly they restored the property then in 1999, their son Julian took over the running of the domaine. He carried out major restructuring of the vineyards and upgrade of the winery with the goal to get more out of the potential terroir and surrounding natural environment.

Julian has strived to blend science and art. However science does not have answers to everything and its at that point that his instinct as a winemaker takes over. He makes quality wines, that reflect very much the domaine's style, spirit and personality.

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Cotes de Provence

Cotes de Provence

Reputedly the source of Louis XIV’s favourite wines, Côtes de Provence lies in the south-east of Provence and overlaps with the Var department. Coteaux Varois is sandwiched between two parts of the Côtes de Provence appellation; the enclaves of CassisBandol and Palette are also nestled between pockets of land to the south and east of Côtes de Provence.

Eighty percent of the appellation’s production is dry rosé wine, distinguished by an inimitable pale-pink colour and elegant flavours. Cinsault and Grenache dominate in the region’s rosés, augmented with the occasional dash of the local, intensely aromatic Tibouren. The AOC regulations stipulate that at least 20 percent of a rosé blend must come from wine made using the saignée (literally, ‘bleeding’) method.

The remaining 20 percent of the region’s production is dedicated 15 percent to red and five percent to white wines. Following the Phylloxera epidemic known as the Great French Wine Blight in the late 1800s, much of Côtes de Provence was replanted with the high-yielding Carignan vine.

Since the late 1990s, a host of new, small, dynamic estates has started to focus on a new-wave style of red wines, characterised by full-fruit ripeness, concentration, and soft tannins and using ameliorateur varieties such as Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, which are gradually replacing the once ubiquitous Carignan.

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Jancis16.5/20

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Jancis16.5/20
The succulent strawberry and melon aromas whisked me away to a sun-drenched terrace overlooking the Med and the touch of fennel surrounded me with native garrigue. With the first sip, I plunged headfirst into cool refreshing waters, and I'll leave what I was wearing up to your imagination. Now THAT'S what you want from a rosé.
Richard Hemming MW, Wine of the week - jancisrobinson.com (May 2020)
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