(2013) 12.5%, Diam cork. Palish colour, this has a charming nose, with a little wisp of smokiness or woodland floor, a touch of herbs and dry red berries. On the palate it is racy and very fresh, that herb-tinged, dry and mouth-watering redcurrant, lemon and apple freshness is delightful into a dry finish.
(2013) 13.0%, Screwcap. That beautifully pale Provence colour, though a little deeper than some, this blends Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah has delicate cherry and redcurrant, dry with a hint of pear. On the palate it is racy stuff, streaked with lemony acidity and with a nicely judged core of creamy red berries, just firm in the finish.
(2011) A 50/50 blend of Grenache and Syrah, from an estate that has moved to sustainable agriculture with less reliance on synthetic sprays and chemicals. Pale- to medium and softly peachy in colour, it has a clean, fruity nose with a touch of pear-drop, but the fresh summer fruit coming through. On the palate a nicely dry and herby nuance, with a hint of leafy endive, adds nice bite to the soft, fruity flavours. Well-balanced with the lemony acidity, this has a freshness too.
(2011) Lots of boiled sweet, though attractive fruit in this screw-capped wine, with hints of cherry and lemon sherbet. The palate is dry, with racy acidity, though this perhaps lacks the finesse of the finest Provence examples, but drinks very nicely.
(2011) A blend of 60% Syrah and Grenache, this 12.5% ABV wine comes from the foothills of the Montagne Saint Victoire. Pale peachy-pink, the aromas are very gentle and delicate, with a touch of rose-hip lift and soft, clean fruitiness. On the palate this has a fresh, pure character, the acidity well balanced and the delicate structure maintained into a nice long finish.
(2011) Grenache and Cinsault combine in this screwcapped Provence Rosé which has a very delicate, pale colour. Gently mealy and herby, it has some currant and raspberry pit fruit on the nose, and leads onto a palate with plenty of acidity and a nicely clean, savoury character. 13% ABV means it has a bit of authority, with racy, dry flavours in the finish.
(2011) This screwcapped wine (12.5% ABV) comes from an estate is owned by Englishman Stephen Cronk and made by English flying winemaker Angela Muir. It is a blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah that is aromatically punchier than many Provence examples, the full fruitiness leaping from the glass, and the palate combining lots of cherry-ripe flavour and red apple juiciness with a fine streak of acidity to freshen the finish.
(2011) >From the Var region, a blend of Grenache, Rolle and Syrah with 13% ABV. Very delicate salmon pink, with lovely fruit: cherry and raspberry, with a delicious orange blossom and spice lift. Lovely palate, the clean, dry flavours and watermelon freshness ending with lovely focus and length.
(2011) >From the 2009 vintage, this organically certified Provence rosé has 12.5% ABV and is immediately quite different from many here. Mostly Cinsault, there's a ripeness to the creamy red fruits and a vegetal, almost slightly gamey note too that is layered and intriguing. On the palate plenty of dry, savoury red fruit and a touch of tannin, in a very dry and serious style, with no leavening sugar, but a deliciously chewy and moreish food-friendly appeal.
(2011) A delicate, but slightly more solid colour than some from Provence, this wine which weighs in with only 12% ABV has lots of creamy, soft berry fruit On the palate this has a flattering touch of creaminess too, and the gently earthy, cherry and blackberry flavours finish with nice balance and acidity.