Domaine de la Garnaude will send a shiver down your spine
Fanny and her husband Anthony Lamoot bought Domaine de la Garnaude in 2013, a longstanding vineyard in Gonfaron. With great passion, they launched a conversion of the growing methods, of which the Operations Manager is very proud.
The DGC adds a personalized identity
“The first year of the designation only applied to a hectare of production and only rosé”, Fanny Lamoot reveals. “It was an excellent wine made from Grenache (70%) and Cinsault (30%), which we named Frisson des Anges (“Angels’ Shiver”). The name suits it well, with its explosion of flavour, its balance between fruit, flowers and even clementines, and its long finish (very important)… And it won the gold medal at the very first competition of the season, in Brignoles!”.
This is a real distinction in terms of quality, recognition from her peers which, along with the label, produces a total package designed with particular care.
There is also a sense of pride in being a part of this new process which “propels the local supply upwards, as part of a collective commitment and a shared vision. Being in Côtes de Provence was already very good, and the DGC adds a personalized identity that reflects our terroir, our climate, our community and the hard work done by the people on the ground. It’s appealing to be able to take this kind of action and then talk about it to our customers, explaining who we are and why it is important to differentiate ourselves, and showing off our unique qualities and our desire to continuously strive for ever better quality”, she explains from her vineyard, fully steeped in Notre-Dame des Anges thanks a location across from the chapel of the same name…
“We have never made such a great wine, that was so high-end, in line with the stated intentions of the DGC. It is a gourmet rosé, with plenty of body and viscosity”, Fanny expounds.
A pale pink colour with an expressive nose, featuring a lovely array of fruit, from citrus fruit like mandarin orange to berries (raspberries). On the palate, it is persistent and generous, with the citrus emerging in a saline finish.