As we are in May we’re continuing with Rosé wine recommendations. It is after all the perfect time to drink Rosé! Last week we enjoyed a Greek wine, which is relatively new in Norway. This week we’re off to probably the most famous Rosé wine district in the World - Provence! And of the wines from Provence, the ones from the Bandol AOC are some of the most famous. Here the Mourvedre grape reigns supreme.
Domaine de Suffrène is a family estate combining tradition and modernity. The vines have been in the family for over a century. It was after the war that Mr. Piche, a young farmer, began to develop the vineyard. He is one of the pioneers of the Bandol appellation. His grandson, Cédric Gravier, then took over the farm in 1996, and built the cellar as it exists today.
Although they make reds and whites it’s the Rosé we’ll be presenting this week. Different Plots located on different soils along the La Cadière-d’Azur and Le Castellet. The soils are mostly limestone and some very clayey soils. This makes for Fresh and mineral wines. The grapes are organically grown and hand harvested with selection done both in the field and in the cellar.
Dom. La Suffrene 2021 - 198,- kr
A delightful pink colour. Hints of roses, blood orange and peach on the nose. Great acidity and minerality makes the wine feel fresh and cool to drink. Orange and lime in the mouth with good length and weight. Great with white meats and grilled sea food.