16.5 Points - Jancis Robinson "Rose petal, redcurrant - good generosity of fruit, and a clear step up from their basic cuvée. Good persistence too. Worth the premium."
The Domaine Sainte Lucie Made in Provence (MIP) Premium Rosé 2016 is delicately pale pink in colour and packed full of berry fruit on the nose. Flavours of sour cherry, strawberry, pear drops are intermixed with hints of herbs and earth. The texture here is satiny and luscious yet the overall effect is buoyant and infectiously juicy. Outstanding on all accounts, and just what you're looking for when you need a dry rosé for a hot summers day...
Delicately pale pink in colour and packed full of berry fruit on the nose. Flavours of sour cherry, strawberry, pear drops are intermixed with hints of herbs and earth. The texture here is satiny and luscious yet the overall effect is buoyant and infectiously juicy. Outstanding on all accounts, and just what you're looking for when you need a dry rosé for a hot summers day...
Zalto Denk-Art Universal Glass
The Universal glass is recommended for richer, oaked Sauvignon Blancs such as Hughes & Hughes Barrel & Skins, white Graves or Semillon/Sauvignon blends as well as young and non-vintage Champagne. The Zalto Universal is a very good 'all-rounder', designed for all types of wine but in our opinion may not maximize the potential of certain wines quite as much as the Bordeaux or Burgundy glass.
Made in Provence Rosé - 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.
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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