Domaine Les Fouques / Provence La Londe


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.

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  • Domaine Les Fouques Cuvee Tradition Rose 2020

    $ 33.00 incl. GST

    80% Grenache, 20% Cinsault.

    This rosé displays a wonderfully full fruited and fleshy appeal, showing more density and textural layering than many other Provence counterparts.  The low intervention winemaking throws elements of funk and texture, adding to the profile of peach, melon and wild strawberries.  An energetic wine, as Yves and I concurred.


  • Domaine Les Fouques Cuvée L’Aubigue Red 2013

    $ 37.00 incl. GST

    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.


  • Domaine Les Fouques Cuvée La Londe Rosé 2020

    $ 50.00 incl. GST

    49% Grenache, 32% Cinsault, 11% Syrah, 8% Rolle (Vermentino).

    Labelling AOP La Londe requires a lower juice yield per hectare*.  Correspondingly, Fouques’ top Rosé cuvée is an expression of greater volume, concentration and complexity.  More pronounced ripeness and phenolics with a bigger spectrum of melon, pomegranate and Jonathan apple fruit relative to the Cuvée Tradition Rosé, ultimately characterized by stonier mineral underpinnings and significantly greater length.

    Available in June 2021.