Rosé for Summer – order now for when you get to the beach

by Charles Lea

You may have already spotted the article in the Saturday Telegraph which featured their correspondent Victoria Moore with a huge bottle of L&S’s smash-hit, quintessential Provence rosé MiP* (Made in Provence) from Domaine Saint Lucie:- :-

Photo © Andrew Crowley – The Daily Telegraph 16th June 2012


Victoria wrote “For me, Provencale rosé IS summer. This one is superb: as delicately refreshing as it is vanishingly pale but also tenacious so that a sense of wild strawberries, sandalwood and hay lingers long after you’ve swallowed. I much prefer it to MiP’s more expensive “premium” cuvée. What’s more it comes in crazy, St Tropez yacht‑scale, quench the thirst of the Riviera, ginormous bottles too — £26.95 for a magnum (1.5 litres); £65.75 for a jeroboam (three litres) and, left, £187.75 for a stonking six-litre methuselah.” (all these prices discounted if you buy the equivalent of a case of more)

It’s not the only rosé we stock, although its overwhelming popularity sometimes makes it seem so! On my visit to the estate last autumn, I was even treated to a flypast but the Patrouille de France – the French equivalent of the Red Arrows – a fitting salute to of the view if this Provence icon of a mountain, the Mont Saint Victoire, at the foot of which the vines of Domaine Sainte Lucie lie. (scroll down!)