Domaine La Grande Bauquière, Moment Inattendu, Côtes de Provence Rosé, France, 2021
The Sainte Victoire Mountains, a bright white line of rocks that was the inspiration to the painters Van Gogh, Cézanne and many others, slices through the sky, protecting the domaine from the worst ravages of the Mistral wind.
This 80 hectare domaine is protected from the wind by rows of tall trees whilst streams meander between them and through the vineyards. This creates an idyllic land full of biodiversity. Unsurprising then that the names of their beautiful rosé wines refer to moments of surprise and suspense. Subtle, delicate wines that are refined and full of vibrant red berry fruit with harmonious elegant finishes are supreme examples of the classic Provencal style.
The vines are set on deep limestone, argillaceous sandstone, and old alluvium soils with gravel which is an appropriate mix to develop great wines. Harvest takes place at night in order to avoid the heat of the day and conserve grape’s primary flavours.
No oak ageing
A lovely salmon pink colour, the red berries on the nose lead into a very appealing, 'more-ish' wine that is rich in fruit yet delicately balanced by a lovely lemon freshness on the finish.
A delicious aperitif, summer drinks, tapas platters, Mediterranean cuisine, summer barbecued food and exotic flavours.
6 x 75cl