Domaine Les Fouques / Provence La Londe

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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.

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  • Domaine Les Fouques Cuvée La Londe Rosé 2020

    $ 50.00 incl. GST

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

    La Londe is one of Provence’s four elevated appellations, necessitating lower yields to include its designation on the label (50 hL/ha versus 55hL/ha for AOP Côtes de Provence).  Grown over schist soils, La Londe wines are typically fleshy and powerful expressions of the Provence style.

    As per the stylistic steps of its junior Cuvée Tradition, this is the finest and prettiest La Londe we’ve seen.  The previous chew of some vintages has given away to a sharper structural feel, defined by an attractive column of gravelly mineral.  Melon, pomegranate and Jonathan apple fruit run through this complex expression, its great length making it a superb wine for matching up with game bird, roast vegetables and the like.

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