The Domaine Saint-Ser is from the sub-appellation of the Côtes de Provence called “Saint Victoire”. Containing only 30 producers, this region represents only 14% of the total Côte de Provence appellation, and is considered a privileged area for wine production.
The vineyards along the edge of the Saint-Victoire Mountains are at an average elevation of 400 meters, and have extremely rocky soils with clay and limestone. The luminosity here favors photosynthesis, which increases concentration of the grape clusters. There is also a collective philosophy of sustainable viticulture for the sub-zone that forbids the use of chemical additives in the vineyards.
Saint-Ser Rosé Prestige, Côtes de Provence St. Victoire This rosé is cut from a more aristocratic ilk. You can almost imagine it being sipped leisurely by an elegant couple at a fancy hotel-restaurant in the Cote d’Azur with a bowl of local Bouillabaisse. The wine is typically a blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Rolle (Vermentino).
The wine was fermented in tank after a short maceration giving a lovely bright pink color and an enticing nose of little red berries with a touch of watermelon and lemon peel. The palate is full, with good acid balance and the presence to stand up to food. Less a quaffer, and more for the table (BYOB...Bring Your Own Bouillabaisse :).