Made by the owners of Château Talbot, our excellent L'Oratoire Provence rosé from Domaine Saint Andrieu has grown in popularity with our customers in recent years, to the point where a six-bottle case slung under the arm was in danger becoming a fashion accessory for visitors to Aldeburgh last summer!
The latest 2021 release is paler, fresher and slightly 'cooler' than the preceding two vintages. It's the kind of vintage we love and we are really looking forward to it arriving in May. Here is our (now-traditional) pre-landing offer, always the most advantageous way to buy your stocks for the summer ahead, at just £85 per dozen in bond when you buy 3+ cases.
This year for the first time, we also tasted samples of the domaine's 2020 Blanc and 2017 Rouge, both made in much smaller quantities and hard to come by. The red is a blend of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, matured in barrels previously used at Talbot. The white is from Rolle, the Provencal name for Vermentino, found all around this part of the Mediterranean. Do take a look at the notes below and maybe add some to your rosé order.
Offered pre-landing, expected May 2022.
|ROSE||2021||Domaine Saint Andrieu - Clos L'Oratoire Rosé||75cl||£95 per case of 12||Domaine Saint Andrieu
Clos L'Oratoire Rosé
2021 / / 75cl
£95 per case of 12
Tasting NotesPaler in colour than the 2020 and 2019 vintages, this appearance looks like a return to the delicate onion-skin hues of cooler vintages. Very fresh on the nose, lots of cucumber, watermelon and distinct red fruits (raspberry, some strawberry). Less stone fruit flavours and more freshness on the palate than the previous vintage. Still ripe, but with a little more acidity, framing those red fruit flavours beautifully. RKL