Domaine de Rimauresq Cuvée Rebelle Rosé, AOP Côtes de Provence - Boutinot
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Domaine de Rimauresq Cuvée Rebelle Rosé, AOP Côtes de Provence 2020

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Domaine de Rimauresq

Winemaker Pierre Duffort’s reaction to the frivolous, fashionable ‘bling bling’ (as he describes them) rosés of recent years, Cuvée Rebelle transports you back to a time when rosé was made in a slow, traditional style.

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

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Production

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 and Syrah 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. Appropriately for this traditional cuvée, the bottle harks back to the style and shape used by the estate in the 1950s.

Tasting notes

A serious and full-bodied style of rosé, Cuvée Rebelle has a lovely, expressive pretty nose of berries and almond blossom. The palate is broad, savoury, complex and elegantly vinous. Exceptional long finish.

Food match

Being more savoury in style it 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.

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