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AOP Côtes de Provence

Dry and fruity, this rosé seduces by its aromatic expression, elegance and freshness. From the heart of Provence on Julian Faulkner’s family estate, this rosé offers the aromatic quintessence of Cinsault and Grenache, and a careful balance between character and elegance.

Le Grand Cros Rose
Le Grand Cros Rose
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Climate
The 2020 vintage began with a mild and dry winter leading to an early budding. The beginning of spring was marked by three successive white frosts which affected the future harvest. The vines then took full advantage of the generous rains up until a very hot summer arrived. The drought conditions put a lot of stress on the vines putting further pressure future yields. Fortunately, the rains at the start of the harvest allowed the vines to regain their balance and the grapes to reach their full maturity.

Grape Varieties
Cinsault, Syrah, Cabernet, Carignan, Sémillon.

Tasting Notes
Peachy colour. The nose is complex and intense with aromas of exotic fruits, strawberry and cherry with a hint of spice. The mouth is full, the fruit persistent and the finish is salivating. Great expression.

Meal Suggestion
Grilled fish and chicken, salads, fish soup, crab roll, gazpacho.

Awards


2020: Concours Général Agricole Paris - Silver Medal.


2020: Concours Mondial Bruxelles - Silver Medal.

Press

Jancis Robinson - 16.5 points - 2019
Super-typical, full-on Provence rosé where the pale colour belies the intensity of fruit. It’s creamy and rich and soft, with strawberry candy, melon and a touch of fennel. Very generous and satisfying. Ticks all the boxes. (RH).

Sam Wylie-Harris - 2018
Fragrant with aromas of freshly crushed berries and exotic fruits, a hint of mango lends a touch of richness to the fresh round palate, with some herbal notes in the mix and a creamy elegance with plenty of freshness on the finish. Brilliant with Provençal staples such as bouillabaisse.

Luxebible.com - 2018
Beautifully floral and feminine with some prominent exotic notes. Crisp, delicious and thirst quenching, there are notes of strawberry and mango on the nose, along with herbaceous notes to taste.

Jancis Robinson - 15.5 points - 2018
Grassy and aromatic and soft with a touch of underripeness but enough fruit to balance. Smooth, silky, a decent summer quaffer.

Guide Hachette - 1 star - 2017
Fresh aromas of citrus for this structured rosé, round, zesty finish with hints of orange peel.

Jancis Robinson - 16.5 - 2019
Very pale copper colour, but plenty of aroma concentration with a herby note plus fresh, juicy redcurrant fruits. Really nicely balanced between viscous texture, medium body and soft acidity. Slightly confected fruit, but the finish is dry and savoury and appetising. Lovely!