Since 1701, our family has lived at Domaine Montrose in the South of France.
1701 is an exceptional artisanal cuvée.
It’s made from a rare blend. Grenache from volcanic terroir and Roussanne planted in the middle of the Mediterranean garrigue, or wilderness.
This wine is probably one of the world’s greatest rosés.
Bernard & Olivier Coste, owners, winemakers
Tom Cannavan, renowned wine writer, was charmed by 1701. He says
"I have to say I absolutely loved this super-pale, crystalline blend of Grenache from volcanic soils".
Appelation: IGP Côtes de Thongue
Soils: The best grapes from La Croix, a parcel featuring dark volcanic soils.
Grapes: 85% Grenache Noir, 15% Roussanne
Winemaking: Roussanne is destemmed before a short maceration. Grenache Noir undergoes direct press. A low fermentation temperature (15-18°C) enhances finesse. Then, one part is aged in stainless steel and another part in new French oak barrels. From vine to bottle, the wines are entirely created and made at Domaine Montrose.
Tasting: Pale colour with great limpidity. Nose of small red berries & fig. Elegant structure on the palate, balanced by minerality and freshness.
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Serving: at 8°C as an aperitif and at 10°C with a meal. 1701 perfectly complements seared scallops, raw and grilled fish, seasonal fruit desserts...
Accolades: "Elegant floral raspberry aromas with charming fruit palate, creamy textured oak notes. Racy acidity on the long and complex finish." - 1701 has achieved a 91/100 rating by Decanter 2021.
1701 is a rosé you can enjoy now or age for 2-3 years. The 6-bottle 1701 comes in an original carton from France.
HVE3 CERTIFICATION AND CARBON NEUTRAL: Domaine Montrose is certified HVE 3, "Haute Valeur Environnementale level 3", the highest level of France's High Environmental Value Certification. It's a result of the vineyard's efforts towards virtuous agriculture: planting 2000 trees to preserve biodiversity, planting vineyard ground cover, mechanical soil work, pheromone dispensers, and etc. To limit our impact on the planet, we have reduced our CO2 emissions to a minimum. The vineyard also offset the CO2 emission by financing in ecological initiatives.