2021 Côtes de Provence Domaine des Diables

Grapes Cinsault, Syrah, Grenache
Colour Rosé
Origin France, Provence
Sub-district Côtes de Provence
ABV 12.5%

There's no two ways about it, this is brilliant vintage of Petit Diables. Taken from slightly younger vines, in 2021 it appears they have been incredibly precocious. Elegant, bright and engaging from the off, this vivacious fruit filled wine is a joy to taste. Citrus, sour cherry, tangy yellow plum and peach, fill the senses but never overwhelm. This really isn't going to be around for long, as it is so immediate and immensely drinkable. L&S (Apr 2022)

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60% Syrah, 20% each of Grenache and Cinsault. A very pale colour. Elegantly dry and fresh.Rosemary George MW (May 2022)

This lip-smacking rosé is the entry-level member of the MIP* portfolio, and rather than skipping over it in favour of its more famous sibling, I think it is worthy of considerable praise in 2021. In this vintage, the acidity seems perkier, the cherry fruit notes more lifted and crunchier, and the overall experience seemingly electrified with sparks of genuine flair. It is also the only true aperitif-style wine in the range, so this is your chosen weapon for all-day glugging.Matthew Jukes www.matthewjukes.com (Apr 2022)

60% Syrah, 20% Cinsault, 20% Grenache. Grapefruit pink coloured wine with a very subtle nose and a delicate yet sprightly mouth feel. The ideal wine for aperitifs and light meals. Ideal with light meals, salads, BBQs and with Provencal-style cuisine in general. Perfect for a before dinner drink with friends. Winemaker's notes (Dec 2021)

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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