Domaine du Bagnol 2021 Rose, Cassis AOC
Item Number: 17038
Sub Region: Provence
Appellation/AVA: Cassis AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 50% Grenache / 30% Cinsault / 20% Mourvèdre
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Clay and limestone
The idyllic seaside town of Cassis is justly celebrated as a vacation destination, but its wines are arguably the most finesse-driven examples of Provence rosé in the entire region; however, with fewer than a dozen producers overall, the appellation is criminally underappreciated. No producer expresses the salt-kissed limestone-driven beauty of this terroir like Domaine du Bagnol, and the current generation Sébastien Genovesi has steered operations toward the fully organic (certified since 2014), crafting a rosé of scintillating energy, chiseled calcareous musculature, and gleaming red fruits.
Comprising 50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, and 20% Mourvèdre, Bagnol’s Cassis Rosé is pressed directly and rapidly (in under two hours) to extract as little color as possible, and the bottled wine contains only 20 milligrams per liter of total sulfites—a factor which contributes to its gorgeous purity of texture and intense evocation of limestone soil.