Domaine Les Fouques Cuvée La Londe Rosé 2016
$ 50.00 incl. GST
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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.
“Beautiful perfume of red cherry, red apple, sweet spice, cranberry and pomegranate fruit sweetness. Slick textured, medium weight, lively with tonic water-and-granite like mineral vein and fine, clean, tingly finish of red berry fruits and barely there tannin. It’s a cracking wine, deep in flavour and personality. Fancy rose.” 93 points, Mike Bennie, Winefront
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.