Domaine des Enfants Le Jouet Rose 2016
Domaine des Enfants was set up by Marcel, a bored Swiss banker just over 10 years ago. After visiting Languedoc Roussillon he decided to buy some old vineyards and the rest is history as they say. His viticultural practises are slightly insane - he ploughs everything by horse, the whole 12 hectares - he's got arms to prove it! Also due to low rainfall and very old vines yields are crazily low considering the price points of the wines. The Jouet rouge is made from a teeny 15hl/ha. To put this into perspective, grand crus Burgundy yields are usually around 40hl/ha. Oh and he also farms organically.
Marcel makes only 2000 bottles of this, and if you like your rose with a bit more "stuffing" and flavour compared to a Provence Rose this is perfect. Concentrated bright raspberry and red sour cherry notes with refreshing, zingy acidity. Great with food on a sunny day!
Region: Rousillon, France