Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Wine
The Ambrosio-Collomb family have been cultivating vines on the southern slope of the Chaîne des Côtes above the picturesque village of Lambesc over seven generations. Today, their Domaine des Oullières vineholdings extend to forty hectares on free-draining rocky clay and limestone soils furnishing fruit for white, rosé and red wines. Plentiful sunshine and low rainfall provide excellent conditions for viticulture and their wines have a strong sense of terroir and a loyal local following.
The Domaine des Oullières 'Harmonie' blanc is made from a blend of Vermentino and Sauvignon Blanc that are vinified in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats. The finished wine has a limpid straw colour, wild herb and citrus scents followed by a supple fruit palate with an elegant dry finish. It makes for a versatile aperitif or partner to seafood. A sibling rosé - which, perhaps unsurprisingly dominates production - is made from a classic assemblage of Syrah, Grenache Noir and Cinsault. It is a pale coral pink wine with a ripe red berry aromas and flavours and is offset by fresh acidity. Completing a commendable triumvirate, is a full and fruity red that is blended from 40% each of Grenache Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon along with 20% Syrah. With a wealth of dark garrigue hedgerow fruit and spicy undertones, it would be perfect with a leg of lamb generously studded with garlic and rosemary.