Made from mostly Cinsault, with a touch of Grenache, this wine is basically your new Provencal Rosé. In the same style, know as a ‘gris’ or ‘grey’ wine, the color is pale salmon and smells like grapefruit blossoms. (No disrespect to those gorgeous Southern French wines, it’s just that we have had a lot of them in the past few years J) Interestingly, this is sourced from the same vineyard as the Syrocco (in our 2020 Winter Collection), near Casablanca, Morocco. A perfect Rosé to round out your collection this spring.
While this wine oozes Southern French appeal, it’s fun to break out the spice box to pair this classic Rosé. Seafood or chicken is often given a spicy twist with a chermoula rub or marinade (a mixture of typically Moroccan spices such as cumin, paprika with fresh herbs and fresh or preserved lemon). Moroccan tagine of lamb or chicken with preserved lemons, prunes, or dates and green olives is a wildly good match.
Created in 1908, La Ferme Rouge is an estate dedicated to the cultivation of vines and olives. The winery was originally built in 1933 and has since been fully been restored. As early as 1998, the first efforts to bring the land in full harmony with its environment began. Soil revival, the addition of composts rich in organic matter, and building rainwater and groundwater retention and storage basins has helped to rebuild all forms of natural micro-fauna, in a holistic effort to organically farm this century-old site.