Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Wine
Sébastien Ambrosio-Collomb represents the seventh generation of his family to cultivate vines on the southern escarpment of the Chaine des Côtes above the village of Lambesc north-west of Aix-en-Provence. Great light levels, free-draining rocky limestone soils and the cleansing effect of the Mistral wind make this an ideal enclave for viticulture, yielding wines that are a cut above most to be found in the appéllation. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the main emphasis here is on rosé - which accounts for 72% of production - with red wine representing 20% and white just 8%. Today, the Domaine des Oullières vine holdings extend over 40 hectares, the fruit of which is all vinified at their winery beside the route nationale D7 to the west of the village.
The Domaine des Oullières Blanc is made from a blend of Grenache Blanc and Vermentino and has uplifting wild herb and fennel aromas and a supple stone fruit palate with a fresh, dry finish. The rosé is blended from Grenache Noir, Syrah and Cinsault and has an attractive 'ballet shoe' robe, a crushed red berry bouquet and zesty palate redolent of cranberries and pomegranates. Completing the range is a well-crafted red made from Grenache Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah that are vinified in vat and barrel for 8 months prior to bottling. It has ripe cherry and plum scents and flavours with peppery undertones and supple tannins.