Commanderie de La Bargemone Cuvée Marina Rosé
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The Bargemone “Marina” rosé is the finest blend of the best vats selected after vinification.
- Yields of 4 tons/acre. Vines average 26 years in age. Harvested very early in the morning to preserve freshness of the grapes.
- Produced from organically grown grapes.
Varietal Composition: 42% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 30% Syrah, 28% Counoise.
Elaboration: The various grape varieties are vinified separately. Direct pressed, with no maceration. Cold settled in stainless steel tanks for 3-5 days prior to fermentation. 10 days fermentation at 59°F. No malolactic conversion. Vinified entirely in stainless steel tanks. Blended in December and bottled in January.
Tasting Notes: Labeled Cuvée Marina, Bargemone’s prestige bottlings are intense wines of exceptional complexity, balance and finesse. This crisp, bone dry rosé offers great freshness, with aromas of red fruit, exotic spice, and light floral notes.
2018 – 92 Vinous
2019 – 92 Wine Advocate | 93 Vinous
2020 – 91 Wine Advocate
La Bargemone is among the foremost estates of the Coteaux d’Aix appellation of Provence. A benchmark producer of the delicious, dry rosé for which Provence is famous, the Commanderie was founded by Templar knights in the 13th century, and is home to a proud viticultural tradition and more than 160 acres of sustainably grown vineyards.
In 1973, French industrialist Jean-Pierre Rozan purchased the property, restored the Commanderie and replanted the vineyards. Production was up to 50,000 cases/year when Jean-Pierre passed away in 2006, and a controlling interest in the vineyards and winery was sold to current owners Christian and Marina Garin (both from local Provencal families).