Domaine du Bagnol (1.5 L) 2018 Rose, Cassis AOC

Domaine du Bagnol (1.5 L) 2018 Rose, Cassis AOC

Item Number: 12896

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: Provence
Sub Region: Provence
Appellation/AVA: Cassis AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 40% Grenache / 35% Mourvèdre / 25% Cinsault
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 1.5 L
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Clay-limestone

The Genovesi family’s rigorous viticultural work (certified organic since 2014) continues to pay off, as the wines here gain additional vibrancy and definition with each passing vintage. While they certainly were not spared the mildew-related challenges that plagued everyone down south, the 20% reduction in crop was still less severe than the 50% loss caused by the previous year’s frost and hydric stress double-whammy.

The 2018 Bagnol Cassis Rosé is downright crystalline, with impeccably chiseled fruit and blatant salinity contributing to a sense of refreshing focus. More nimble and sprightly than the richer-toned 2017, this vintage captures the breezy beauty of Cassis itself, and it is hard to imagine a better rosé coming from this zone. As always, this was produced solely via direct-pressing, and aged in temperature-controlled stainless steel on its lees.