Mas de Gourgonnier Les Baux-de-Provence Rosé
When people talk seriously about “natural” wines, they talk about the organic wines of Mas de Gourgonnier. In the heart of Provence in the 1970s, this family estate was one of the first officially certified organic wineries, back when such a practice was seen as foolish for vine growers trying to make a living.
Yet Mas de Gourgonnier’s organic roots go back even further. Since the eighteenth century, the Cartier family has worked these fields, providing the local abbey with freshly grown fruits, vegetables and grain. It was in the 1950s when the family planted its first vines.
The earthy aromas of flowering rosemary, wild sage and juniper and the mountain freshness of the cooling “mistral” winds are all echoed in the estate’s organically raised wines. This is a serious rosé but not a somber one. Pair with ambitious dishes or open it on a Saturday afternoon with friends, it will lend joy and classiness to just about anything!
63% Grenache, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Mourvèdre