EXPRESSIONS OF PROVENCE
While the world takes an all day, every day approach to Rosé, we search for authentic expressions from this extraordinarily beautiful region. We don’t just look for the right shade of pink and we avoid those too light and often insipid examples. We find great, honest versions that you will serve with confidence and enjoy with great gusto.
40 minutes east of Aix, in the heart of the region between the Verdon and Saint-Baume National Parks, lies the 145-hectare domaine founded in 1974 by the Dieudonné family. They practice organic viticulture on clay-limestone soils. The clay helps with water retention and body, while the limestone gives the wines distinct minerality and poise. Second-generation winemaker, Elodie Dieudonné, brings a feminine touch to the wines that combine the traditional intuition of the Old World with a New World clarity to create the Étè di Elodie or ‘the summer of Elodie.’
Established in 1923, Cellier Saint Sidoine is nestled a short 25 minutes from the coast on the western entrance to the Saint-Baume National Park. With 700 hectares under vine planted primarily to Grenache, Cinsault, Mourvèdre and Syrah, the estate has access to an incredible array of fruit. It’s innovations and good business practices were used as an example in the book, ‘L’excellence dans le Var, le savoir faire des entreprises’ where it was noted: ‘His terroir, blessed by the gods, is one of the most privileged there is by its geological composition of the soil.’