Sommelier note: Lidewij van Wilgen started a new life when she left her career as a successful marketing executive in The Netherlands to become a “farmer” and winemaker in the Languedoc. She moved with her 3 young daughters, and, in 2002, bought her beautiful domaine. The vineyards were restored, the wine cellar renovated and lots of energy was put into rebuilding the main house so she would have a place for her family to live. Now Lidewij is one of the ‘Leading Ladies of Languedoc’ and is highly regarded as one of the top ‘Viticultrices’ (female winemakers) by Jancis Robinson and many other wine writers. The ‘Terroir’ speaks in her wines, all made by from organic, hand picked grapes.
“Rosé is here to stay”. No kidding. With rosé like this Diva, called “gastronomic rosé”, some rosé wines have secured a fine reputation with wine critics and wine lovers as all year food wines, not just summer sipping wines. On the bottle you will find mention: This is not a simple rosé, this is WINE!
This is not just an easy sipping wine but a “glass with class”. Old vines, low yields, slow extraction of colour in the press reveals soft and fruity tones in the wine. To give the wine a bit of punch, the blend passes for a short time on French oak barrels. Result is a tasty, gastronomic rosé perfect for the dinner table. Santé!