|sunrise over the vineyard from our terrace|
Relaxing around the pool is a good way to wait in
your next meal or wine tasting.The Rabiaga team were
The different grapes fully ripen to harvest potential at slightly different periods during late August,whereupon the vineyard becomes a hive of activity.
pool becomes a fine alternative.
And so how was the wine?
We tried a couple during a tasting, I always feel a bit unprofessional at wine tasting, regretting having to spit it out and wanting to ask for a little more in the glass. I always seem to forget my previous experiences and references making judging difficult and somewhat pretentious. I've used some of the available tasting notes to sound a little more professional.
Grape variety: Ginsaut, Syrah, Grenache, Carigan
A true provencal rosé wine with a pale pink colour, floral nose, fruity and elegant mouthfeel, crisp and refreshing on a hot summers day with out any of the extreme strawberry and raspberry overtones which often dominate rosé.
Grape variety: 70% syrah, 30% cabernet Sauvignon
A quality driven selection of existing vintages from 2019 & 2020, 14,5% alcohol, a big red with a powerful nose with a beautiful balance and noticeable fine oak. Will improve with ageing up to 10 years.
Violet, red colour, very fruity nose, dark and red berries with a long after taste, with well integrated oak flavours from new barrels, age for ten years plus, this wine is also available from the the cement egg fermentation process. La Barrique features a barrel on the label, the cement egg features a large egg shape on the label, its all new for me as well. a premium red wine just released for sale.
Grape variety: 1/3 sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, viognier
A typical generic wine beautiful length and balance drink now or keep handy a couple of years. Goes well with sunshine, good company, pan fried seafood, shellfish, light asian dishes.
|iconic Provençal landscape all you need for a well earned escape|