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.
ALCOHOL CONTENT 12,5%
Jean-Christophe Comor used to give himself body and soul to politics. In those days, he would spend most of his time in ministers’office or attending some backroom meetings. He fought indefatigably never giving up the fight but in 2004 he threw up the towel. His new life began in Roquebrussanne which is located in the foothills of Massif de la Sainte Baume (in the Var). This is the time when the Domaine des Terre Promises was born. But Jean-Christophe had a huge job ahead of him: clearing the land, uprooting stumps, cutting down olive trees, wild oaks, brooms or other small shrubs. In Roman times there were already vines growing there.
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.