A “Masterful” advantage for the wine-makers of Vidauban
This winery has existed for more than 100 years (it was founded in 1912). It is a collective with over 100 members and spans 350 hectares of grapevines, in the heart of the Côtes de Provence AOC.
Spreading the word about this new designation
In this vast expanse of land, old, low-yield blocks on the Plaine des Maures have been identified for the Notre-Dame des Anges DGC, on hard schist soil with a complex microclimate that “stresses the vines beginning in early July each year”.
Clément Lagana, Cellar Master of Maîtres Vignerons de Vidauban, explains that “for us, this is an additional wine that we can position at the top of the range, signalling an upgrade in quality for our cooperative winery”. This new market segment is being targeted with great ambition, even though this is only the beginning of the collective adventure. “We need to spread the word about this new designation, as the other successful Côtes de Provence DGCs have done.”
Their high-end rosé, Cuvée Prestige, is a blend of three of Provence’s favourite varietals: Grenache (65%), Cinsault (20%) and Syrah (15%). Thanks to its thiols, enhanced by the Grenache and Syrah being left to sit for about two weeks, this rosé is “very heady, without excessive exuberance but with a long finish. It is also pleasing to the nose and keeps its fragrant promises when tasted, marked by its citrusy notes of pink grapefruit. And it’s great structure is no barrier to its finesse”, Clément Lagana asserts.
“We were able to be listed on the menu at an excellent restaurant in the region thanks to our new Notre-Dame des Anges rosé. Other major dining establishments are sure to follow. This is new for us specifically and for cooperative wineries in general”, enthuses Clément.
Bright peach pink colour. An intense bouquet leaning towards citrusy notes (grapefruit and exotic fruit). A full, generous body driven by a delightfully tart structure. On the palate, the exotic side detected by the nose is fulfilled. A long, slightly bitter finish.