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La Bastide du Claux,Poudriére Rosé

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Region: Provence
Refined Region: Luberon
Vintage: 2018
Grape Varieties:
Grenache Noir 60% Cinsault 30% Syrah 10% Colour: Rosé Wine
Alcohol Level: 13%
Production Style: Organic
Closure: Natural Cork

Availability: In stock


Bottle Size: 750ml bottle
Wine Comments
A dry, refreshing rosé made from a blend of Grenache Noir (50 year old), Cinsault (45 year old) and Syrah (10 year old). A wine of surprising structure and length with an elegant balance of red fruit and subtle spice. Everyday summer rosé and wonderful without food but also fantastically versatile with BBQ meats, seafood, antipasta and fresh goat's cheese. Delicious and well priced.

The Domaine
Bastide du Claux is a small gem of a domaine in the heart of the Luberon in Provence. Sylvain Morey was born in Chassagne-Montrachet and is the son of one of the top producers, Jean-Marc Morey. As you can imagine white wines have little or no secrets for Sylvain! He could have stayed at the family domaine but after studying oenology in Dijon, he moved to Provence in 1995 and worked at his father-in-law’s vineyard. Seven years later Sylvain who had acquired a 12 hectare vineyard produced his first wines under the Bastide du Claux label.
It was a real challenge for Sylvain Morey to produce wines from cépages he was completely unfamiliar with. He had to adapt himself to the myriad of cépages as well as to the diversity of terroirs. The result is quite outstanding!
Sylvain prefers his wines to express the ‘terroir’ (which is essential for him) more so than expressing the grape varieties. “I like to have a powerful in my glass that is the prolongation of the soil.” And he adds: “My wines are made to accompany a meal. They are complex and well balanced.”
The Bastide du Claux vineyards are located at 240 meters above sea level, which in an area like Provence is vital to preserve the acidity in the wines.
This is in the small restaurant ‘Le Fournil’ in the village of Bonnieux in the heart of the Lubéron that we came across Sylvain’s wines. They were probably the finest wines of the appellation we had ever tasted. Their impeccable balance and delicate finesse are quite extraordinary in such a warm climate.

"From one of my favourite Luberon estate - run by a vigneron with one foot in Burgundy - this stylish rose has delicate strawberry top notes underpinned by a refreshing, citrus bite." Mary Dowey - The Gloss Magazine, July 2015

Food Pairing
BBQ meats, seafood, antipasta and fresh goats cheese

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  • La Bastide du Claux -Poudriére Rose
  • Sylvain Morey at Terroirs in May 2015
  • Sylvain Morey © Seán Gilley 2016
  • Poudrière Rosé
  • Sylvain Morey
  • Revue des Vins de France, May 2015
  • Bastide du Claux vineyard

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