PR Rose 2016, Domaine de la Sangliere
Pale Provencal pink, still plenty fresh & elegant after 4 years, summer fruits, nice body and texture, intense and long too. Pretty foodie, or just enjoy by itself around the fire bowl with a number of friends (within local guidelines!).
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Sales price £5.99
Price / kg:
12.5% Cotes du Provence
THE HISTORY OF A PASSION
Everything begins in 1980 when François Devictor, engineer in farming awarded a diploma by the ESAP (College of Farming from Purpan) decides to settle down in Provence to produce great wines.
He falls in love at first sight with the Domaine de la Sanglière in Bormes les Mimosas and guesses at once the potential this idyllic site represents, located by the sea.
With a total surface of 42 hectares, the estate is completely remodeled to meet optimal quality requirements. A cellar is built. The production of Whites, Rosés and Red wines in Côtes de Provence appellation can then begin...
In the lineage of their father’s work, it is the wine growers' second generation, Rémy and Olivier Devictor that manages the estate nowadays.
IN THE VINEYARD
This very old ground is characterized by its schistose-clayey soil and an absence of limestone. The estate benefits from a microclimate with a daily marine breeze, which avoids the too cold winters and risks of frost and allows more moderate summer heights temperature.
The 20 hectares currently in production are trained on wire trellising and the wine growing technique remains traditional. Even if the Devictor family does not wish to claim out loud any particular attachment to the organic label, the methods and processes are respectful of nature and its basic principles: organic fertilizers, Bordeaux mixture “bouillie bordelaise” (copper) and sulfurs are used for the treatment of vines. No weed killer and no insecticide are tolerated. The plots of land are large-sized (approximately 4 ha) to facilitate the mechanical work of the vineyard. They are planted from east to west to avoid the grip of the wind when the Mistral blows strongly.
Grapes varieties (Rolle, Ugni Blanc, Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah et Cabernet Sauvignon) were minutely selected to answer the requirements of the Côtes de Provence Appellation and produce very aromatic wines.