Domaine de l’Amaurigue launches limited edition rosé Le Grand to celebrate their 20th vintage
To celebrate their 20th vintage the family De Groot and talented winemaker Jean-Marie Quef created an exclusive limited-edition rosé called Le Grand de l’Amaurigue. Since 1940 the best vines are cultivated at l’Amaurigue’s estate in Le Luc en Provence (France). When the Dutch family De Groot (Le Grand in French) bought the estate in 1998 they invested a lot in improving the vineyard, the production process and the vines. Since 2000 Domaine de l’Amaurigue has been making all its wine on its own estate. Today the wine is distributed in France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Ibiza, US, Australia and Asia.
This year the family celebrates their 20th vintage by launching an exceptional rosé made from a strict selection of the best parcels at the Domaine and the two oldest plots including grapes from their 55-year-old grenache vines. “With 50% grenache and 50% cinsault grapes it is a rosé that will delight your senses”, says Jean Marie Quef.
Le Grand rosé, a wine to celebrate every moment in life
The special cuvée has a beautiful light pink color and a pure & elegant nose of nectarine with hints of fennel. Generous fruits with refreshing acidity and an herbal twist give a nice complexity. The wine has a delicious raspberry aftertaste and has its own recognizable Amaurigue style in taste, quality, elegance and balance. “It is Provence rosé at its very best.” says Fleur de Groot.
About Domaine de l’Amaurigue
Originally, l’Amaurigue was a farm built in 1786 and the estate consisted of forest. The first vines were planted in the 1940s thanks to the owners at that time, who selected the best varieties to be planted on the best parcels of the estate. Since their arrival in 1998, the De Groot family has completely renovated the living area of the estate and the vineyard respecting the originality of the place. One of the major steps in this historical restructuring of the l’Amaurigue estate was building the modern wine-making cellar.The vineyard covers 47 hectares of vines in the middle of a 155-hectare secluded wooded area. Vines are comfortably wedged into sloping hillsides and facing south and east. The hilly surroundings of the property and its clay-limestone soils allow the Provençal grape varieties to fully express their aromas. Grenache, cinsault and carrignan for the rosés; syrah and cabernet sauvignon for the reds, rolle and ugni blanc for the whites.
The family strives to produce authentic wines of high quality, with respect for the environment and focus on sustainability: strengthening biodiversity and the natural protection of the crops on the estate. For this Amaurigue is awarded with the High Environmental Value Certificate (HVE). HVE covers four key areas: biodiversity conservation, plant protection strategy, management of the use of fertilizer and management of water.
With its unique terroir, Domaine de l’Amaurigue produces top-quality and award winning Provence wines: like the Médaille d’Or on the Concours Général Agricole de Paris and gold at the Decanter World Wine Awards in London.
Le Grand rosé is available in a limited amount of 4000 bottles at a selected number of exclusive wine shops and restaurants.
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