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2018 Le Saint Andre Rosé
(Stelvin) 750ml Made from a blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Cabernet from fruit purchased from selected terroirs and partner winegrowers. The grapes are bought on the vine, harvested by hand and then vinified at the domaine.
Located just east of Bandol is one of the newest appellations of Provence called La Londes des Maures. Here the earth shimmers from the very strong presence of mica-schist and quartz in the rocks of the region, and it is this particular mineral composition that has earned this area its own recognition and appellation in 2008. The vineyards of Figuière are ideally situated between the Mediterranean Sea and the hills of the Massif des Maures, between Bandol and Saint Tropez, near Le Lavandou and Bormes-les-Mimosas – overlooking the islands of Porquerolles. Similar to Bandol the principal red variety here is Mourvedre followed by Grenache with Cinsault and Cabernet. The domaine’s wines are fine, elegant, and mineral with complex and refined aromas. The rosé wines, always very pale in color, are aromatic and have a perfect balance between mineral and fatness.
Run by the Combard family, the estate was founded by Alain Combard who worked together with Michel Laroche in Chablis for several decades. In 1979, to preserve this exceptional site, Saint André de Figuière chose to convert to organic production (Ecocert certification). All the rose wines are vinified and aged in temperature controlled stainless steel to keep the freshness of both the aromas and the fruit so typical of the wines of this region. These are pristine wines displaying the fine mineral nuances imparted by this exceptional site. The wines are made to drink for their freshness and they perfectly suit warmer climates like Provence and much of Australia.