Domaine De La Fouquette Rosé D’Aurore, Cotes de Provence, France (2020) (IN-STORE WINE PICKUP with ID)
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
No longer inspired in their former vocations, Isabelle and Jean-Pierre Daziano decided to follow their shared passion and agreed to take over the 35-acre vineyard and farm of Isabelle’s family in 2007. Nestled into a forested plane amid the Massif des Maures mountains, Domaine de la Fouquette sits in the heart of the Côtes de Provence appellation. With the skillful guidance of consulting oenologist Bruno Tringali, Jean-Pierre established an environmentally friendly, but labor intensive regimen in the vineyard that includes green harvesting in early summer to limit yields, working the soil
without use of chemicals, and harvesting by hand. The domaine received its organic
certification from Ecocert with the 2013 vintage. In the cellar, the philosphy is
minimal intervention. Fouquette’s Rosée d’Aurore, named for the Daziano’s daughter,
is comprised of the classic Provence cépages Grenache and Cinsault, and accented
with the white variety, Rolle (aka Vermentino). In addition to having final say in the cellar, Isabelle assists her parents with Fouquette’s charming auberge. She and her mother tantalize tourists at the 45-seat farmhouse restaurant with traditional Provençal recipes handed down from grand-mère and made only with locally grown or raised products.
VINES: 35 acres total, Sustainably farmed (lutte raisonnée) – Average age of vines is
BLEND: 65% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 5% Rolle
SOIL: Clay and schist with high concentration of monoterpenoid thiols (aka the
grapefruit mercaptan), which impart pronounced citrus aromatics even in red
HARVEST: Manual with strict selection to eliminate bunches not reaching optimal
ripeness Green harvest conducted in early summer to limit yields
YIELDS: 40 hectoliters/hectare on average.
VINIFICATION & ELEVAGE: All fruit is destemmed. The rosé is made entirely
from direct pneumatic press juice. Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled
stainless steel tanks. No malo-lactic. Aged 5 months in temperature controlled inox
tanks before filtration and early bottling (February) to capture and preserve freshness.
ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 60,000 bottles / 5,000 cases (approximately 75% rosé)
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