2016 Domaine de la Fouquette ‘Rosée d’Aurore’ Côtes de Provence Rosé

2016 Domaine de la Fouquette ‘Rosée d’Aurore’ Côtes de Provence Rosé

Regular price $18

Price: $18

Region: Provence < France
Grapes: Grenache, Cinsault, Rolle (aka Vermentino)
Vineyard/Cellar Stats: certified organic farming; fermented and aged in stainless steel; low added SO2 at bottling only; 12.5% ABV
Winemaker: Jean-Pierre Daziano

Amidst a sea of large, often industrial production, of rosé in Provence, third generation wine growers Isabelle and Jean-Pierre Daziano farm their small family domaine organically and emphasize minimal intervention in the cellar. The result is clean, pure, terroir-driven wines that are quintessentially Provencal. This pale pink cuvee, named after the couple’s young daughter, is a classic – crisp, dry and elegant, with citrus, strawberry, and watermelon, and Mediterranean herbs on the finish. All of my Provencal rosé lovers, stock up – it’s hard to find clean, organic wines from this region, much less ones of this quality and deliciousness, for under $20.