Domaine de Pontfract Provence Rosé 2017

Provence makes the world’s finest pinks. Or as Master of Wine Jancis Robinson calls them: “serious stuff.” The top examples easily sell for $60 a bottle, but this delightfully dry, berry-tinged stunner proves you don’t need to spend that kind of money for a wine of real class and style.

Three hundred years to get it very right …
Domaine de Pontfract has been in the same family for centuries. The sharply dressed, immaculately coiffed Monsieur Paul (current proprietor) may look more at home in Saint-Tropez than overseeing his winery … but that’s what he’s been doing for the past 75 years.

The Paul family’s vineyards are situated around the village of Correns. This picturesque corner of Provence recently shot to fame for becoming entirely organic … and for the fact that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie bought its biggest estate, Château de Miraval, to start their own (much-discussed) rosé venture.

Made from a classic blend of gently pressed Cinsault, Grenache, and Syrah (intensely ripe and ultra-fresh, thanks to the stellar 2017 vintage), Domaine de Pontfract has a delicate, pale pink color and delightful, strawberry-scented aromas. Its crisp, summer berry and white peach flavors make it a lovely aperitif, but it will also be delicious with olive tapenade or a platter of fresh seafood.

Country

France

Varietal

Grenache Based Blend

Region

Provence

Alcohol

12.5%

Volume

750ML

Vintage

2017