Wine of the Week | Provence Rosé! Spring Has Sprung! | April 23, 2018

DOMAINE DES ASPRAS, Provence 
2016 ‘Les Trois Frères’ Rosé
$28.99 (12 btls/cs)

Quick, get some rosé in your glass before it snows again! Too soon? We’ve been waiting for what feels like an eternity to flog this perfect salmon-coloured darling to ceremoniously welcome the new season. The story of Domaine des Aspras is a romantic one and could only be true of a small town in the French countryside. Correns is an 800-person village located in Provence on the banks of the Argens. The river’s turquoise waters are set against white limestone cliffs (Aspras means rocky in Latin) making for a pretty picturesque scene. 

German husband and wife team Gottfried and Lisa Latz landed in Provence more than fifty years ago from the Congo and developped a passion for wine. They bought a few parcels of vines and started to grow grapes, which they sold off to the bulk market. In 1971, their son Michael Latz, an agronimist, came on board and the first estate-bottled wines were produced. Michael, who incidentally is the town’s major, converted the entire village to organic practices in the mid-nineties. Correns is the only organic village in France, inhabited by a community of like-minded artists, sculptors and farmers who support the vision.

This is a classic, medium bodied, savoury Provence rosé made from hand-picked organic fruit. It’s a blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Rolle (Italy’s Vermentino) and bursts with flavours of strawberry, raspberry, peach, mint, and white flowers. Great on the patio or with food! 

 

 

 

 

To Place Your Order:
Call Michelle Desroches directly at (416) 779 4101 or Via Email: MichelleD@lifford.com

Shipping available for Ontario residents only (Sorry!)