My Essential

French Rosé

Our rosé hails from an area of Provence about 40 kilometers from the picturesque town of Aix. We work with two vineyards, both of which are planted to Grenache and Cinsault with just a bit of Syrah. Importantly, we grow these grapes specifically to make rosé (as is the tradition in the South of France). Vinification is straight to press with the red grapes (there is no saignée nonsense here) and everything is whole-bunch pressed and fermented. After a short rest in tank the wine is bottled. The result is a wine that smells like only French rosé can: red fruits and brisk sea air. It’s delicious, refreshing and eminently quaffable. Enjoy.