2021 Classic Rosé Made in Provence

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

The MiP Classic with just a touch more pink to the colour this year, but still achingly pale and as sleek and zesty as ever. Some red fruit notes of sour cherry, then succulent peach and mirabelle plum, with some aromatic hawthorn, all undercut by a gorgeous citrus twang of acidity, that lifts and drives the well imbued palate forward. Silky, tense and full of flavour, all delivered with a sense of delicacy and real poise. Really great value especially when compared to some of the fancy 'celeb brands'.

L&S (Apr 2022)

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This silken, medium-bodied, delicately dry rose-petal coloured best-seller from star London wine merchant and importer Lea & Sandeman is well worth splashing out on. ‘MIP*’ – Made in Provence – is a canny collection of bright wines created by Guillaume and Virginie Philip. This top seller teems with notes of wild strawberry, raspberry, citrus, white peach, dried Provençal herbs, pink peppercorn and white flowers and is bang on – one whiff will take you straight to the craggy hillsides of deepest Provence. A fantastic barbecue swiller that would also be a good pairing for simply served seafood, garlicky dishes, vitello tonnato, gazpacho and salads. Try it! A magnum will set you back £31.75. The (higher priced) Premium Rosé is superb too. 60% Cinsault, 20% each Syrah and Grenache. Joyful, textbook stuff.James Viner, Times of Tunbridge Wells (Jul 2022)

60% Cinsault, and 20% each of Syrah and Grenache. Very pale colour. Very delicate nose. Quite a firm dry palate, light and elegant, dry and fresh.Rosemary George MW (May 2022)

60% Cinsault, 20% Syrah, 20% Grenache Very light rose petal coloured robe. Pleasant and powerful bouquet with notes of white flowers and a small yellow fruit This is a wine with a delicate mouth feel which is ideal as a pre-dinner drink on a summer evening or as an accompaniment to light meals.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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