Andrew Guard

2018 Côtes du Ventoux Rosé 'Sur la Rose', Thomas Jullien

60% Grenache / 30% Cinsault/ 10% Syrah
This is bright, pretty and elegant with a fine and fruity dimension - perfectly pitched with good sap and crunch and very refreshing. In 2018 this has a lithe and crisp mouthfeel and a lovely juicy finale. This is just the sort of refreshing southern rose to put in the fridge or the Esky this Summer.

La Ferme St Martin have provided us with pristine quality wines from their base high up on the side of the Mont Ventoux for many years, in fact they were in our very first container of wine and we have never mised a beat.

On my visit this year I was met by father Guy Jullien and then taken around by his son Thomas who has been the winemaker for many years now. After we finished the tasting he presented me with three new wines he had made from his neighbours grapes.

The neighbour had pulled out of the local Co-Op and offered the grapes to Thomas, very nice!