Today I present to you the top vintage rosés of Domaine Gavoty alongside the complet collection now fully restocked. Delicately crafted from old vines, these wines by Roselyne Gavoty are made from highly concentrated grapes with fleshy structure, well equipped for cellaring. These rosés are more velvety than ever, all while maintaining elegance and freshness.
The top cuvees named “Clarendon” pay homage to the pseudonym used by Bernard Gavoty during his time as a famous French music critic at FIGARO. This quirky, anglo nom de plume brings a unique touch to their offering, with the family’s musical heritage further celebrated in their exquisite labels, proudly featuring the Domaine’s ancient emblem, a Grecian lyre.
Secondly, the Grand Classique rosé is made from younger vines, with the objective of this “heart of the range” cuvée to favour aromas and freshness. The 2022 season was the earliest vintage in history for this domaine, with low rainfall (627 mm), there was a hot and dry summer by day and cool by night, this allowed for slow ripening. The resulting wines are nothing short of magnificent and excitingly crushable on these long sunny days.
Of course we also have restocked the Cigale cuvees, including the Rouge. The Mediterranean Merlot is unique in itself and beautiful crowd pleaser as coupled in with the rosé. With the longer days and warmer afternoons, this is the perfect chance to pour a glass or two of rosé with friends and family.
Enjoy this harmonious selection of wines with the full range now available.
Grand Classique Rosé 2022
Made from a blend of 85% Cinsault and 15% Grenache it presents a translucent pale salmon pink colour with silvery hues. Delightful peach and raspberry scents rise out of the glass with some strawberry, musk and wet stone notes also chiming in. Delicious peach, strawberry and raspberry fruits show ample flesh and carry a supple feel. Infusions of musk and wet stone lie underneath. Good intensity finishing dry with brisk acidity and a lengthy aftertaste.
"With a very pale salmon colour, this aptly named rosé delivers a supple substance, on cherry and marzipan. No false note, the whole glides pleasantly and it is good that we expect at this price" - La Tulip Rouge Committee
Clarendon Rosé 2022
Pale pink dress. Subtle nose of rose and white-fleshed fruit. In mouth: fullness and volume support the fresh fruit with refinement. It is full and crystalline, its aromas of fruit as well as its voluptuousness make it a good accompaniment to fish with melting flesh, such as poached turbot or grilled fish (sea bream) and it brings contrast with its elegant freshness. Wine cut for the table.
"The delicate pale pink colour responds to a subtle and captivating nose of tangerine, strawberry and reseda which introduces a dense and unctuous matter of crystalline purity. On the finish, the sensations linger first on peppery notes then on mineral flavours that summon gastronomy. Superb in its pure and slender expression but also in its potential." - La Tulip Rouge Committee
VDF Rosé "Cigale" 2022
The bright, peachy hue sets a gorgeously fruit-driven and aromatic tone with lovely lush strawberries and raspberries. The palate is perfectly balanced with crunchy acids and a bone-dry finish. Serve with Mediterranean salads and grilled prawn or lamb skewers, bruschetta, pesto pasta, and decadent cheese boards. Drink now.
VDP Rouge "Cigale" 2021
A fresh and juicy wine on the nose displaying delicate fruits, with wild berries, blueberries and hints of mint. The palate is gracious, round, and filling with a silky, comforting tannin structure. A wine of joy, easy to drink now
Cote de Provence Rouge "Storia" 2021
Nose of black fruits and spices and violets. Quite supple tannins. Aromas of black fruits and liquorice: a wine that will be greedy and at the same time complex, to drink within 3 to 5 years.
Clarendon Blanc 2021
The Rolle retains a beautiful pale colour with a green reflection; the nose of fruits (pear and pineapple) is joined by notes of white flowers and a touch of honey. Its finish is lively and asks to be rounded off on a still timid structure. Prospect of evolution over 10 years. It will take two years for it to take on its more mineral and more complex appearance.
"Its sustained colour echoes the generous aromas of grapes, peach and lemon verbena that enliven a generous and well-balanced body. This well-assumed indulgence, awakened by menthol notes, deserves an additional year in the bottle to find its climax. Nice wine." - La Tulip Rouge Committee