This is a unique rose from 90% old vine Tibouren which is found in very small quantities in Provence and Liguria though it’s thought to have originated in Greece or the Middle East. Even rarer is its unique aging process which takes place over the course of an entire year in large foudres under flor, like a fino sherry. The estate’s 15 hectares of vineyards are located just 800 meters from the coast and are surrounded by hillsides in the base of a bowl that faces the sea. This topography creates air circulation that allows for perfect maturation of the grapes and helps to reduce vintage variation. The result is an exotic wine that may technically be called a rose but has more in common with a fino sherry or an orange wine than a classic rose. The nose suggests white flowers and orange zest while the palate is a wild combination of citrus, salinity and quince. Pairs fabulously with sharp, moldy cheese, red mullet fillets or tomato bouillabaisse.