Domaine de l’Ile is based on the island of Porquerolles, just off the Côte d’Azur. But this CHANEL-owned estate, like its sister wineries in Bordeaux (Châteaux Canon and Rauzan-Ségla), is one focused firmly on quality, producing Provence rosé of real calibre, defined by its elegance. This is delicate, textural rosé, brimming with mouth-watering freshness and a salty tang that beautifully captures its island location. The strawberry fruit and raspberry sorbet flavours from this Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault dominant blend complement the vibrancy on the palate. Bone dry, the wine has a wonderful cut and a tautness rarely achieved in Provence rosé. The fragrant herbs, light spice and wild floral notes add further aromatic complexity. This is very fine-boned, refined rosé.
FINE+RARE (March 2021) Drink 2021-2025