DOMAINE LES FOUQUES CUVÉE L’AUBIGUE ROSÉ 2016

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DOMAINE LES FOUQUES CUVÉE L’AUBIGUE ROSÉ 2016

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56% Grenache, 26% Syrah, 18% Cinsault.  

Our first ever shipment of this cuvée, which ramps up the volume and themes of the Cuvée Tradition.  From later harvested fruit, this is a denser and fleshier style, with a much more serious feel than the Tradition.  Where 2015's edition was a rounder, glossier style, this has an amazing mineral presence, with a serious slate crunch running through; fruit themes remain along the same lines with melon, peach, apricot and small red berries. A foodie style which would cut beautifully through richer poultry dishes such as duck.

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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.