Fondreche 2022 Ventoux Rose 750ml
Pale and slightly coppery in hue, Fondreche's 2022 Ventoux Rose includes a hefty dose of Cinsault, with the balance a mix of Grenache and Syrah. Scents of crushed stone, boxwood and melon rind give it more than just fruity appeal, while it's medium-bodied in the mouth, with a silky texture and a lingering finish that adds notes of peach and guava. Complex and textural, it's a solid wine pretty much every year.
Score: 90 points -- Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate, 2023
One of the consistently superb estates in the Cotes du Ventoux, Domaine de Fondreche offers very high quality and reasonable prices. The creation of Sebastian Vincenti and Manou Barthelemy, these wines are bursting with fruit and have loads of minerality and aromatics. They are beautiful efforts representing the best of what a young generation of French producers can do. The estate is just under 100 acres in size and is now 100% biodynamically farmed.
-- The Wine Advocate