Rimauresq Cuvée Rebelle Côtes de Provence Rosé 2016


Domaine de Rimauresq

Recalling an era when substance came before style – it’s not in a silly bottle, yet it tastes great!. Winemaker Pierre Duffort’s reaction to the frivolous, fashionable ‘bling bling’ (as he describes them) rosé of recent years, Rebelle encourages you back to a time when rosé was made in a slow, traditional style.

Meet the producer

Named after the ‘Real Mauresque’ river which runs through the Domaine, this forward-thinking winery is one of the select...



Plots selected to make Rebelle are some of the oldest on the Domaine de Rimauresq estate, planted on schist over forty years ago. Due to the north-west aspect and shade from the intense sun given by the Massif des Maures mountains Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault ripen slowly before being harvested in the cooler hours of the morning. For Rebelle Pierre Duffort opted for the the slower rosé de saignée (bleeding) method, with fermentation by naturally occurring yeasts only.

Tasting notes

Quite serious, full bodied style of rosé, Rebelle is savoury, complex and vinous.

Food match

Rosé from Domaine de Rimauresq is pretty and elegant, working both as an aperitif and with food. Rebelle, being more savoury in style is definitely a wine for food. Try with a well flavoured fish such as red mullet (perhaps accompanied by pistou, the Provencale basil based sauce) or bouillabaisse, the fish stew of the region.