This beautifully sited property is located in the prime Massif des Maures region of the Cotes de Provence, where wonderfully fresh and typical rose and red wines are produced. Owned by the Abeille family (of the famed Chateau Mont-Redon in Chateauneuf-du-Pape), the property has been totally renovated since 1988. The winery is fully temperature controlled and the latest equipment has enabled a dramatic increase in quality.
The vineyard is planted with the classic varieties for the region of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah together with a little Rolle (Vermentino) which is blended into the delicately coloured and very fragrant rose. Both the rose and red wines are aged in temperature-controlled stainless steel to keep the freshness of both the aromas and the fruit so typical of the wines of this region.
Everyone I serve this wine to devours it. It is a pale, savoury, Grenache-based Provencal rosé with nuances of strawberries and cream. The palate is weighty and textured, and there is loads of flavour. It has presence, weight and, most importantly, balance. One of the standouts in the French rosé category.
93 points, Real Review, June 2018
Owned by the Abeille family of Château Mont-Redon in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, this wine is delicious. Crisp and clean with great redcurrant and citrus fruitiness, it is finely judged with acidity and a light texture balancing the fruit. Drink now.
90 points, Wine Enthusiast, July 2017
Light bright pink. Fresh red currant, orange pith and floral scents, lifted by a spicy hint of white pepper. Chewy and focused on the palate, offering subtly sweet red berry and citrus fruit flavors and a touch of herbacity. Closes taut and nervy, delivering firm, spicy bite and good persistence.
89 points, Vinous, June 2017