Domaine du Bagnol 2020 Rose, Cassis AOC
Item Number: 15269
Sub Region: Provence
Appellation/AVA: Cassis AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 50% Grenache / 30% Cinsault / 20% Mourvedre
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Clay and limestone
Wine Notes: The idyllic seaside town of Cassis is justly celebrated as a vacation destination, but its wines are arguably the most finesse-driven examples of Provence rosé in the entire region; however, with fewer than a dozen producers overall, the appellation is criminally underappreciated. No producer expresses the salt-kissed limestone-driven beauty of this terroir like Domaine du Bagnol, and the current generation Sébastien Genovesi has steered operations toward the fully organic (certified since 2014), crafting a rosé of scintillating energy, chiseled calcareous musculature, and gleaming red fruits.
Winemaking Notes: The fruit for this wine was sourced from low-yielding, 55-year-old bush vines. Soil in the vineyards is composed of limestone-clay. Grapes were manually harvested in the morning from the end of August to mid-September. After sorting, the grapes were gently pressed rapidly (under 2 hours) to extract as little color as possible. The wine fermented with selected yeast in stainless steel vats. The bottled wine contains only 20 m/L of total sulfites—a factor which contributes to its gorgeous purity of texture and intense evocation of limestone soil.