Luberon: Château la Canorgue Rosé 2023

Provence is renowned for it's rosé wines, and Château la Canorgue's is a superlative example. Made from organically grown Provençal staples Syrah and Grenache, it is a wine light enough to be drunk alone, but would happily stand up to bouillabaisse or a Provençal goat's cheese. Certified organic.

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Tasting Notes

Château la Canorgue sits just beneath the hilltop village of Bonnieux in the heart of the Luberon. Their rosé is full-flavoured but completely dry, with a delightful coral-pink colour, a delicate crushed raspberry bouquet and crisp, clean palate redolent of ripe redcurrants.

Wine writer Henry Jeffreys is a firm fan: "I’ve been writing about wine more or less professionally for over a decade, and every year Château la Canorgue rosé is one of my favourites. I am going to go out on a limb here and say that, from a quality per pound perspective, it’s the best rosé in the world."

"There’s an episode of Absolutely Fabulous where Patsy and Eddie have a Withnail and I-esque holiday in the South of France. There’s no light, food or power but there is plenty of local wine which they proceed to tear into with abandon. If you look carefully at the labels you’ll see that they aren’t just drinking any old plonk, it’s Château la Canorgue." Henry Jeffreys

About this wine
StyleRose Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine RegionProvence, Côtes du Luberon
Grape Variety (Cépage)Grenache, Syrah
Food & Wine MatchingCheese, Goat's Cheese, Salads, Seafood, White Fish
CellarageBest drunk within 2 to 3 years of vintage.
VinificationOrganically produced grapes are hand harvested, lightly pressed to give a pale rosé wine, and vinified in stainless steel vats. The finished wine is bottled the following February or March.
Alcohol By Volume (%)12.5

Château la Canorgue

Nathalie Margan worked with her father Jean-Pierre for over a decade before gradually taking over the reins (though Jean-Pierre still lends a hand when needed). Nathalie's father and wife Martine began producing wine at Martine's parents’ ancestral estate, Château de la Canorgue, in the craggy Provençal hills around Bonnieux in 1978. Over the following 20 years, they painstakingly renovated the house and created an inspirational modern winery making red, white and rosé wines that have drawn international acclaim. Nathalie nows farm 35 hectares organically and the wines are largely classified under the sizeable, and variable, Rhône satellite appellation of Luberon. The Margans are widely recognized as being amongst the best of the appellation and one of Provence’s most pioneering estates.


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