A delightful rosé from Jean-Christophe Comor! L’Apostrophe is a classic Provencal blend of Grenache, Carignan, and Cinsault from 25-year-old vines planted on terraces of broken down limestone which gives this wine a striking minerality. The grapes are then fermented with indigenous yeasts before being bottled lightly filtered.
Ripe peach, apricot, and red raspberry are balanced by orange blossom and spice. With nice weight on the palate, and terrific structure, this is more than simply a quaffing rosé.
The man converted and so did the vines which, from this time, would be tended organically. The whole scene unfolded under the amazed gaze of his neighbours who thought he was probably not in his right mind. And Jean-Christophe went even further by turning to hand-harvesting, the use of ambient yeasts, no acidulation and tiny doses of sulphites.