2019 Côtes de Provence Domaine des Diables

Grapes Grenache, Syrah
Colour Rosé
Origin France, Provence
Sub-district Côtes de Provence
ABV 13.5%

This is certainly an impressive wine and given it handles the oak well and has one more year of age under its belt. It looks the part and while it costs a fair whack there is a lot of wine to hang onto here and it gives you a main course rosé to play with instead of reaching for a bottle of red wine. Rating: 18 Matthew Jukes (Apr 2021)

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Appellation : Côtes de Provence
Grape varieties : 60% Syrah – 40% Grenache
Vinification method : Pressing under oxygen-excluding conditions. Fermentation at low temperatures.
Ageing : Aged for 9 months in demi-muids, regular lees stirring
Tasting : A delicate, rich and harmonious nose composed of white and yellow fruits, with subtle notes slightly toasted. It continues with a complex mouth that amazes with its freshness and minerality.
Food pairings : Once open it will perfectly accompany your gourmet meals, mediterranean cuisine. To serve at 12 - 14°C. Conservation : Drink within 3 - 5 years of vintage Formats available: 75cl Alcohol content : 13,5% vol
Drinking range: 2020 - 2024Winemaker's notes (Mar 2020)

Domaine des Diables

Domaine des Diables – ‘the devils’- is owned and run by Guillaume and Virginie Philip, and is the home of the MiP* (*Made in Provence) labels as well as Les Petits Diables and Rosé BonBon. Virginie and Guillaume met at Montpellier wine school, and their first production, based on grapes from Virginie's father's vineyard at the foot of The Mont Saint Victoire, was in 2006, from the 2005 vintage. L&S has been their sole UK importer since the 2007 vintage.

Domaine des Diables has won nine consecutive Prix d'Excellence awards at the Concours Général Agricole. This special award is given in recognition of the best ratio of medals to samples presented to the competition and this astonishing record means that their son Paul, born in 2010, has shaken hands with three ministers of agriculture. The MiP* wines are regular winners of awards in all the competitions they have entered in the last ten years.

The vineyards are cultivated in a sustainable, eco-friendly way, bordering on organic farming, with careful monitoring for disease problems so that interventions are kept to the minimum. In the cellar it is all about cleanliness and use of technology to keep the wines as pure and aromatic as possible, so it is fully equipped with pressing under inert gas, tangential filter, and temperature control.

The grapes are harvested at night or in the early morning so as to save energy needed to cool them, and protected from oxidation with dry ice, reducing the need for added sulphites. The grapes are either directly pressed or given a short maceration on the skins, but Guillaume has his own little tricks which he keeps secret, which make for the particularly aromatic expression of the Domaine's wines. Bottling is also highly technical, with the bottles corked under a vacuum.

All the wines are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

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