Bargemone is among the foremost estates of the Coteaux d’Aix appellation of Provence. A benchmark producer of the delicious, dry rosé for which Provence is famous, the Commanderie was founded by Templar knights in the13th century, and is home to a proud viticultural tradition and more than 160 acres of sustainably grown vineyards.
Tasting Notes: Offers classic aromas of wild strawberries and red currants, with a light, floral character and a crisp, bone-dry palate.
Serve With: A rosé of reference, to be enjoyed year-round on its own or with a wide range of lighter fare and Provence-inspired cuisine.
Coteaux d’Aix en Provence AOP
163 acres under vine, with 138 acres red varieties (Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, Counoise) and 25 acres white varieties (Sauvignon Blanc and Rolle (Vermentino). Stony, clay/limestone soils.
40% Grenache, 25% Cinsault, 20% Syrah, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
Yields of 4 tons/acre. Vines average 26 years in age, except for the Rolle and Sauvignon Blanc, from new 4 to 7‐year‐old vineyards. Harvested very early in the morning to preserve freshness of the grapes
The various grape varieties are vinified separately. Direct pressed, with no maceration. Cold settled in stainless steel tanks for 3‐5 days prior to fermentation. 10 days fermentation at 59°F. No malolactic conversion. Vinified entirely in stainless steel tanks. Blended in December and bottled in January.
90 pts, "terrific (and fairly priced)… stood out among the 139 rosés I tasted blind during my late February trip to Provence." – JC, The Wine Advocate, 4/19 (2018).