Rosé Côte de Provence

From the heart of Provence on Julian Faulkner’s family estate, this rosé offers the aromatic quintessence of Cinsault, Carignan, and Cabernet a careful balance between character and elegance.


2012 is an unusual vintage. After a relatively mild autumn, the spring was colder than usual, and disturbed by an episode of hail which slowed the maturation process, while allowing an expressive vintage. It is characterized by a nice maturity, well rounded, refined and warm wines.


50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 10% Semillon, 10% Rolle


The yields are managed at the earliest stages so as to avoid green harvesting.


Each parcel is vinified separately; cold skin contact maceration; pressing with separation of free-run juice from pressed must, cold static must settling; temperature control of fermentation at 17 18°C, racking and blockage of malolactic fermentation.


Fining and early clarification; filtration; blending after tasting; bottled in the spring after further filtration.


Clear peach colored rose with nice silver reflections. The nose is refined and aromatic, with aromas of white peach,
citrus fruits and a touch of minerality. round, with a nice volume and notes of peach. The final is fruity and crunchy with great length. A well balanced wine, between roundness and freshness.


Mullet salad, appetizer, Provencal dishes, vegetable stew.


blogpost_32014: Silver Medal, Vignerons Indépendants

Bronze-2013-macon2014: Bronze Medal, Concours des Grands Vins de Mâcon

blogpost_32013: Silver Medal, Independent Winemakers Competition

blogpost_32012: Silver Medal, Independent Winemakers Competition

le-mondial-in-rose-silver2011: Silver Medal, International Competition of Rosés of the World

Bronze-2013-macon2010: Gold Medal, Concours des Grands Vins de Mâcon


Screenshot-2015-09-28-16.50.26Vintage 2013
Josh Raynolds, June 2014

Light peach skin color. High-pitched red berry and floral scents pick up spiciness and a touch of quinine with air. Dry and tightly focused, showing good lift to its tangy redcurrant and strawberry flavors. A jolt of bitter orange zest adds cut to the finish, which lingers with good spicy persistence.

The-Tasting-PanelThe Tasting Panel, rosés de Provence, Mai 2012 87

Domaine du Grand Cros 2011 Côtes de Provence “Jules” ,Juicy and simple; clean and racy with strawberry and tangy acidity; Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan

hachette-vinsVintage 2008
Guide Hachette des Vins 2010

Distinguée et ample, d’une belle richesse aromatique (agrumes, fruits blancs, fleurs blanches).

Screenshot-2014-03-27-11.45.51Vintage 2007
JancisRobinson 2008

Very clean and competent with some real fruit in the middle. Not expensive either. Score 16.