Annibals VDP Provence Rose 21
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Domaine Des Annibals Cuvée des Annibals Rosé is another outstanding selection brought to us by local Asheville importer and everyone's favorite Frenchman Jean-Philippe Bourgeois. I've known Philippe and have been doing business with him for nearly 20 years. In every one of those years, Philippe has supplied us with some of our best pink elixirs. Domaine Annibals is one of Philippe's star properties, and it's always one of Hammond's and my top rosés of the year.
Here are some background and tasting notes from Philippe:
Château des Annibals, founded in 1772, covers over 30 hectares of vines (75 acres) in the heart of the Provence Verte region. Most of the vineyards on their southern side of a valley near the La Loube mountains fall under the Coteaux Varois en Provence AOP.
Nathalie Coquelle, owner and winemaker, has dedicated herself to sustainability. Château des Annibals is a certified organic winery powered by 100% renewable solar and wind energy. Nathalie's commitment to sustainability extends even to their choice to source all dry goods from recycled materials. They also regularly control the oxygen levels in the tanks in order to use as few sulfites as possible during production.
As the benchmark for the Appellation Coteaux Varois en Provence, Natalie's advocacy was recognized by holding the official treaty signing on the grounds of the winery. Not only do they produce one of the best rosés in Provence, they are also the oldest winery, having been built in 1792.
The second rosé wine of Nathalie Coquelle’s historic Château des Annibals offers up a fresher, lighter version of her legendary Suivez-moi-jeune-homme cuvée. A bright pink hue emits floral, candied berry fruits, leading to a palate that reveals remarkably dry peach, tropical white fruits, and pineapple. A very brisk and mineral-focused wine to be enjoyed by itself or all your light fare. Certified organic.