DOMAINE LES FOUQUES CUVÉE L’AUBIGUE RED 2012

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DOMAINE LES FOUQUES CUVÉE L’AUBIGUE RED 2012

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Syrah, Grenache and Cabernet

A classic Provençal red of dark fruit and saltbush.  Leads with a lovely perfume of florals and rosemary herb, around a palate of dark fruits, garrigue, and salty/sweet fruity play.  Tannins are grainy and ripe.  As Provence reds should be, a generous style which is still easy to drink in the daytime, perfect for grazing plates and chacuterie.

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Domaine les Fouques

A rare Provençal biodynamic estate

Biodynamic viticulture is of surprising rarity in the Provence region given the ideal sunny and windy conditions; one outstanding practitioner is the tiny property of Domaine les Fouques, run by Yves Gros, with the wine made by daughter Christelle. Guinea fowl and chickens are also farmed here.  At a mere 17 hectares and in a stunning setting, a visit here offers a somewhat mystical quality. 

We are delighted to be now importing all three rosé cuvées from Fouques.  These are terroir wines, make no mistake.  There are consistencies of quality and style (the peach, melon and slate as the site’s signature) with vintage as the variable.  Taste (or drink!) the set together and see concentration and complexity ramp up.  Wines transparent of vintage and place – sound like great Burgundy, Barolo or Mosel?  This serious and magnificent producer challenges many perceptions and norms of rosé.