Domaine Sainte Lucie L'Hydropathe Elite Rosé 2015 Magnum

Provence
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£43.95 per magnum
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The L’Hydropathe is the top of the range rosé from Domaine Sainte Lucie and is a standout among Provence Rosé’s. Red berries, pomegranate, dried flowers, herbs are just some of the many nuances that emerge from the glass in this texturally finessed, beguiling and totally beautiful wine.

"The syrah-dominant 2015 L'Hydropathe Elite Rosé...is a chunky, cherry-ripe delight". Jane MacQuitty, The Times, May 2016

Taste & Aroma

Score:92

The L’Hydropathe is the top of the range rosé from Domaine Sainte Lucie and is a standout among Provence Rosé’s. Red berries, pomegranate, dried flowers, herbs are just some of the many nuances that emerge from the glass in this texturally finessed, beguiling and totally beautiful wine.

Stuart McCloskey

Producer

Created by Michael Fabre in 1979, the estate of Domaine Sainte Lucie lies at the foot of the Mont Saint Victoire mountain on the dry, stony lower slopes near Aix-en-Provence. The estate’s soils are comprised of limestone, marl and clay (known as graves) and they are only suitable for the cultivation of vines, producing low yields and fine wines. The young Fabre generation have recently become involved in the business and bring with them a modern knowledge of wine-making and marketing which have given the brand the recent boost in both quality of production as well as the original packaging. They have invested heavily in cellar technology and vineyard machinery and have succeeded in implementing a modern, technology-focused and unique approach to winemaking while preserving the authenticity of this family-run estate.

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Region

The historic region of Provence sits along the Mediterranean coast of France and is blessed with the perfect climate for growing grapes. It is best known for the quality and quantity of rosé wines which account for over 80% of the regions wine production. Wine has been made in this region for over 2600 years and throughout the regions history wine-making and viticulture have been influenced by the cultures that have passed through – ancient Greeks, Romans and Gauls to name a few – and these cultures are responsible for introducing a large variety of grapes to the area. Provence has 8 major wine regions with AOC designations - the Côtes de Provence and the Coteaux d’Aix en Provence being the two main regions but other well-known regions are Cassis, Bandol, Bellet and Palette. The main grape varieties used in the region are Rolle, Ugni Blanc, Bourboulenc and Rhône varietals such as Clairette, Marsanne, Rousssanne and Grenache Blanc for white wines and Grenache Noir, Syrah, Mourvedre, Carignan and Cinsault for red and rosé wine production.

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