Domaine des Mapliers is owned by the Gallo family (no connection to California’s ubiquitous wines of the same name). Jean Gallo has been passionate about wine and Champagne for over 40 years, an enthusiasm he naturally transmitted to his son. In 2013 they decided to acquire a vineyard and live out their passion for the land and its wine. Previously managed by the celebrated Domaine Ott, the vineyard is located in the heart of Provence Varoise. Certified Organic, Domaine des Mapliers Rosé is cultivated with total respect of nature. The vines, situated on a south-facing hillside, grow on a calcareous clay soil at an altitude of 300 metres above sea level, which accounts for the wine’s unique freshness.
Grenache is the focus here, with a dash of Cinsault, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon enhancing the complexity of the blend. The fruit is directly pressed, fermented in tank and rests on its lees until bottling. From 300m high limestone terroir, this single vineyard is south facing and is accountable for the wine’s delicious salinity and ripeness. The 2020 is the perfect picture of a Mediterranean wine: complex and ripe, with enticing note of orange blossom, Szechuan pepper, oregano and star anise. The palate offers good concentration whilst also being immensely refreshing and gastronomic.