Classic Provençal rosé with aromas of peach, orange skin, strawberry, and hints of cucumber. Mineral-driven on the palate and crisp.
Type: Dry rose
*Color: *Very pale pink color
*Appellation: *Côteaux d’Aix en Provence
*Site & Vines: *15 year old vines
60% Grenache Noir, 15% Cinsault, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Vermentino
*Vinification & Elevage: * Hand harvested. Direct press for the Vermentino, Grenache, Cinsault and Mourvèdre while saignée for the Syrah. Co-fermented during successive days with each new day’s fruit innoculated with the ferment from the previous day’s tank. Bottled in March following the vintage without filtration and a tiny amount of SO2.
Certified Organic and Biodynamic
According to Guillaume and Karina Lefèvre, "Domaine de Sulauze is more than a vineyard. It's a place that is alive and meant to be shared." And so it is at the annual raucous pig roasts where the bounty of the vineyard & cellar, brewery & hop yard, bakery & mill, olive groves, and farm animals, is all proudly shared at the table. Karina and Guilhaume came to the domaine in 2004 and immediately converted the vines to organic farming and a few years later, to biodynamic farming as well. Today the domaine is a winery, brewery and mixed use farm that encompasses 500 hectares of organic farmland. They have 30 hectares of vines on limestone and sand planted to classic Provence varieties like Vermentino, Grenache Blanc, Ugni Blanc and Clairette for the whites and Grenache, Syrah (and the more rare Sereine), Cab Sauvignon, Cinsault and Mourvèdre. Over the years Guillaume has brought back many vine cuttings taken from massale selection and grafted them onto his rootstock and now makes single parcel bottlings from these vines, including Vermentino and Sciacarello from Antoine Abatucci’s vines and Sereine (a historic, locally adapted variety of Syrah) from Hermitage. Everything is harvested by hand, fermentations are with native yeasts and whether sulfur is added at bottling depends on the vintage and cuvée. The domaine’s single parcels are ploughed by horse.