With our Arômes de Maures we revived an old tradition of our Domaine. A Rosé from best grapes, with a "passage en fûts" for 4 months in 2-3 year old french oak barrels. This wine is full and round on the palate without any touch of oak affecting the freshness of a Provence Rosé. This little "improvement" makes the Rosé a perfect companion for sophisticated dishes such as a fillet of veal, ceviche or spicy asian food.
We named our best Rosé "Arômes des Maures". An hommage to the national nature reserve of the Plaines des Maures in which our vineyards are located. We limit the production to just 3000 bottles. A wine of great delicacy of body and aromas. Incomparable Provence.
Volià the tasting comments of Jerôme, our oenologist:
The dress is light apricot color with gray and shiny highlights.
The nose is complex and powerful, with notes of roasting, coffee, spices, chocolate and vanilla.
On the palate full, fresh with notes of spices, aromas of coffee and liquorice which contribute to a persistent finish
Arômes des Maures is a sophisticated Rosé. It will perfectly accompany veal and poultry, grilled fish or meat throughout delicious summer nights. Its minerality and its aromatic scents make it a perfect companion for spicy dishes.
Fresh and dry Rosé wines from Provence are an excellent accompaniment to all kinds of fresh cheeses. Following a good rule that due to the same climatic and geographic conditions wine and cheese from the same region will marry well together, we recommend a fresh and mild goat or sheep cheese, such as Etorki or Chavroux. Alternatively, we recommend hard cheeses with characteristic salt crystals. For example, a full-flavoured Gruyère - an aromatic raw milk cheese from western Switzerland - or a mild Comté - a raw milk cheese from the French Jura.
Gold Medal: Concours Mondial des Vins Féminalise 2018
The Feminalise World Wine Competition is a unique concept: Inspired by the economical impact of women in the wine industry all wines are exclusively tasted by professionals or seasoned oenophiles women. Each year more than 600 tasters from all over the world attend the extraordinary Féminalise Wine Tasting Competition, in Beaune, France, right in the heart of Burgundy vineyards. The contest is proud of its optimal tasting conditions:
- Tasters are selected from the wine industry on the basis of their abilities to taste and evaluate wines.
- All wines are blind-tasted by three women seated at tables placed far apart from each other.
- No commentary or influence is possible between the tasters.
- Each wine is evaluated following a tasting sheet with 39 control points.
Gold Medal: Concours International de Lyon 2018
Lyon is recognised as the capital of gastronomy and good taste, and so it was only natural that the city should be a showcase for the world’s best wines. The Concours International de Lyon has a reputation in keeping with its prestigious partners: Les Toques Blanches Lyonnaises, the Association des Sommeliers de Rhône Alpes, Metro, and Global Wine and Spirits.
The enthusiasm for this competition is widespread.
International tasters from all sectors (oenologists, sommeliers, restaurateurs, producers, wine shop owners, as well as knowledgeable consumers) have made this competition an important event on their agenda. The position of honorary president alternates between a well-known sommelier and a chef from Lyon.
In 2018, some 6860 samples from 36 countries were tasted.
Gold Medal: Wine Guide Gilbert & Gaillard 2018
Here is the tasting comment: "Brilliant orangey hue. Endearing vanilla and fruity nose with racy minerality. Round, rich, easy-drinking palate with delightful aromas of fine spices and garrigue herbs that linger. A rosé for gourmet foods showing great craftsmanship."
The Gilbert & Gaillard Wine Guide is the work of two tasters, Philippe Gaillard and François Gilbert. They began as directors at the Presses de la Cité, a major Parisian publishing house. In 1991 they became editors of guides and magazines themselves. Today they are at the head of a group dedicated to wine located all over the world.
Each year, Gilbert & Gaillard organizes an international tasting contest to select the best wines. Their wine guide is quite different from others. The particularity is the selection. The authors seek to mention a large number of affordable wines. The wines are rated on a scale of 100, close to that of Parker. Usuallay, grades above 90 seem to be reserved for crus classés bordelais and top champagnes.