Rosé – 2022

Region: France - Provence


Two of Burgundy’s greatest names – Jacques Seysses, founder of Domaine Dujac, and Aubert de Villaine, co-owner of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti – are the partners behind this pioneering property in Provence, northeast of Marseille and due east of Aix-en-Provence. Over the years, they have transformed this stunning 113.7 acre (46 hectare) site into one of the top wine estates in Southern France.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Vineyards in Var, 18.5 miles from the Mediterranean.

  • Exposure: South, facing Massif de la Sainte Baume
  • Soil: Clay and limestone
  • Farmed organically
Harvest Notes
  • Harvested at night to keep grapes cool
  • Pressed after few hours skin contact
  • Fermented at low temperature in stainless steel tanks until dry
Winemaker's Notes

Aromas of white flowers and strawberries with a hint of vanilla. Elegance and harmony in the glass and palate.

A perfect accompaniment to a sunny afternoon.

Wine Summary

Cinsault, blended with Grenache, Syrah and Merlot; alcohol: 12.8%; vineyards in Var facing Massif de la Sainte Baume; clay and limestone soil; grapes harvested at night to ensure cool temperature at winery arrival; pressed after few hours of skin contact; fermented in stainless steel tanks until dry; suitable for vegetarians.

Technical Information
  • Primarily Cinsault, with Grenache, Syrah and Merlot
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Total Acidity: 3.31 g/l
  • pH: 3.43
  • Residual Sugar: < 1 g/l


91 Points

Jacques Seysses, from Domaine Dujac, and Aubert de Villaines, from iconic Domaine de la Romanée Conti, have teamed up with Michel Macaux, a Parisian, to acquire a 46-hectare Mediterranean estate. The 2022 IGP Mediterranee Rosé, mostly Cinsault alongside Grenache, Syrah and Merlot, exhales a fresh, delicate bouquet with aromas of red berries, lemon, pomegranate, wild strawberry and spices. Juicy, fresh and perfectly balanced, with a delicate, sappy texture, it’s long with mineral acids, iodine notes and a penetrating, mouthwatering finish. This is worth hunting down. 2023 – 2025

© Wine Advocate, June, 2023

General Info

Country France
Region Provence
Appellation(s) Var IGP, Méditerranée IGP
Proprietors Jacques Seysses, Aubert de Villaine
Founded 1989
Winemaker Remy Laugier
Annual Production 22,000 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Sustainable/organic