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Domaine l'Ile Porquerolles Rosé 2022, Côtes de Provence, Chanel

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Original price £240.00
Original price £40.00 - Original price £450.00
Original price £240.00
Current price £137.70
£22.95 - £350.00
Current price £137.70


£22.95 per bottle (6 bottle case)

£29.95 per bottle

Also available in magnums

Chanel's Exceptional New Provençal Rosé

ABV 13%

Why you should buy this wine-

  • Recently acquired by Chanel
  • Respected director - Nicolas Audebert (the man responsible for the stunning wines produced at Rauzan Ségla and Canon in Bordeaux) 
  • Estate Manager – Pierre Etcheberry – has been brought in from Château Lafleur in Pomerol
  • Total production 9000 cases - premium rose

Tasting notes
The rosé harvest started on the same date as the white wine and continued for just shy of a fortnight. It was all over and done with before September kicked off, and like its sibling, this is a beautifully relaxed and enticing wine. I am told that there is considerable interest in the Tibouren variety at Domaine de l’Ile, and we can expect to see this grape play a more active role in the blend as Syrah wains. The final blend in this vintage is a racy 27% Grenache, 26% Cinsault, 22% Syrah, 20% Mourvèdre and 5% Tibouren, and the shale and clay soils allow every aromatic element in this quartet of grapes to shine. All of the vines are farmed organically, as you might expect. With little handling involved, aside from excellent vineyard husbandry and sensitive winemaking a given, Pierre explained that the critical decision each year is on what date they pick each parcel of vines. It is safe to say that in 2022 Pierre and his team nailed these decisions! Again a beautiful background of shy saltiness allows the rose petal, rhubarb stalk and melon nuances to shine, and, in common with the white wine, the herbal and forest tones bring even more drama to proceedings.  This is my favourite Domaine de L’Ile release to date, and this is solely down to the heavenly texture and seriously impressive length of finish. Apparently, the ‘mistral dew’ played a big part in the success of these 2022s. This is the first time I have heard this expression used, and I urge you to deploy it at every gathering where you serve these fantastic wines (I will be doing so). You will leave your guests stunned and hopefully a little bewildered with your advanced wine terminology and unquestionable Porquerolles expertise.  
18.5/20  (drink now – 2024)
Matthew Jukes, 21st March 2023