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 2022

    $ 35.00 incl. GST

    A long time favourite in the folio, a beautifully balanced rosé of texture, minerality, fruit density, this release absolutely bang-on.

    “80% Grenache, 20% Cinsault. I probably should have tasted this alongside its more expensive sibling the other day, though I kind of ran out of steam that day. Happens. I love my rosato, though there is only so much I can manage in one day. Anyway. Importer: FelixiR

     “Rosehip, peach iced tea, redcurrant, a little bit earthy too. Red fruits, a gentle glycerol feel with some powdery grip, maybe some almond and fennel, juicy acidity with a blood orange tang, almost into Campari, with a bright and chalky finish of good length. Really good. I like the flesh and flavour of it. And it drinks very well. Excellent.”

    93 points, Gary Walsh, Winefront

    Restock arrives January 2024

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  • Domaine Les Fouques Cuvée L’Estelle Rosé 2022

    $ 55.00 incl. GST

    49% Grenache, 36% Cinsault, 11% Syrah and 4% Rolle aka Vermentino, also indigenous ferment. Formerly designated as Côtes de Provence La Londe, now Côtes de Provence.*

    Top cuvée from Fouques, concentration and complexity meet tightness and refreshment factor.

    “Classic fleshy and soft Provence rosé here. Rosehip, peach, raspberry, a subtle earthiness and spice. Smooth and creamy, with peach and red fruits, a little tangelo sweetness and tang, and a textured finish of excellent length. Lovely. All just so.”

    93 points, Gary Walsh, Winefront

     

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