2011 Domaine des Pomples - Cotes de Provence Rose
DOMAINE DES POMPLES is a rosé wine of great elegance, typical of the appellation. The Brissy family has been the proprietor of the Domaine des Pomples since the beginning of the 19th century. Its name, DOMAINE DES POMPLES Rosé, originated from the People Pompilia (Xuma Pompilius, second king of Rome), and it is situated in the village Cabasse, near the Via Aurelia, on the south of the Thoronet Abbey. Located in the north massive Jurassic region in a permeable sinkhole backfilled with a stony colluvial soil araising from a red clay matrix, this vineyard has 25 acres on a rocky plateau at 300 meters altitude, surrounded by woods containing a wide variety of Mediterranean species, geological and microclimates that render particularly favorable conditions for wine growing. Stones, sun and wind associated with cultivating the quality grape varieties of DOMAINE DES POMPLES Rosé, composed, for rosé wines, from Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah, bring out the best of these noble varietals. Created as a result of modern vinification methods, within a strictly controlled temperature environment, DOMAINE DES POMPLES rose wines are developed from specifications established by the House of Vins Bréban, which has the exclusive distribution rights for the estate's wines. The vineyard is a part of the AOC Côtes de Provence area, the largest Provence appellation. This is the northern part of the designation area, where the grapes ripen slowly, a place where wine under AOC Côtes de Provence rosés are most popular. Qualitative progress made in recent years by the winemakers under the name are of AOC Côtes de Provence rosé wines is illustrated by creation of wine of great elegance, similar to the DOMAIN POMPLES Rose wine.
A blend of 40% Grenache, 35% Cinsault, 20% Syrah and 5% of the local grapeTibouren, the Domaine des Pomples is pink in appearance; possessing a delicate nose, with fruity mineral-like flavors. It's a bright, delightful and memorable wine of great character. Served chilled, it pairs well with grilled meats and especially white meat dishes. It is also appreciated, of course, as an aperitif.