2020 Chateau Barbebelle Coteaux d’Aix en Provence ‘Fleurie’ Rosé
For us at Argaux, this is the quintessential Provence rosé. It’s perfect for sipping on any time of the day, with or without food, and embodies the endless summer we all are looking for. Organic and sustainable farming practices, woman winemaker, only 8,000 cases produced.
This wine is made from 50% Grenache, 35% Cinsault and 15% Syrah, which is a rather classic blend for Provençal rosé.
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Somm Notes: “Margaux and I first opened up this wine on the patio, on a cool and sunny afternoon in Santa Ynez. The most alarming thing about it was how quickly we finished the bottle. It is the quintessential Provence rose; perfect for sipping on with or without food, any time of the day. This wine embodies the endless summer we all are looking for, 10/10 recommend adding to cart.” – Lexi Jones, Importer
With the Herbeau family at the helm, Château Barbebelle is one of the oldest vineyards in Aix en Provence. Lands cultivated by the Romans, it lies in the heart of protected wildlife between cypress and pine trees. The grape varieties of the appellation are settled on a homogeneous terroir of clayey-limestone slopes on a hilly relief, favorable to viticulture and very representative of Provence. They own and cultivate 45 hectares of vines that enjoy copious amounts of sunshine. The rugged relief ensures good ventilation and the average altitude of the vineyard – 370 meters – gives them cool, fresh nights even in the midst of summer. The dry mistral de Provence makes it easy for them to farm sustainably.
Madeleine Herbeau is now a 4th generation winemaker alongside her husband, Valentin Premmereur, and oenologist Thomas Benard. Their passion for quality, typicity, and precision in their wines are unparalleled. They make a great team, and share the common goal of bringing high-quality, delicious wines that speak to the terroir of Aix en Provence.