Fleurs de Prairie 2016 Rose
“Fleurs de Prairie” translates as “wildflowers,” celebrating the beautiful fields of wisteria, lavender, poppy, and sunflowers carpeting Provence. The wine is sourced from select Provençal vineyards that dot the coastal wind-swept hillsides of the region. The Mediterranean combination of sun, wind, mild water stress, and ocean influence provide ideal conditions for grapes to ripen to the perfect balance of flavor and freshness. Fleurs de Prairie is sourced from 20-year-old vines planted in clay-limestone hillsides at an altitude of 350-500 feet. The grapes are direct pressed to ensure a light, fresh style and fermented in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks. Provence produced beautiful 2016 rosés due to the year’s generally mild spring and sunny, dry summer. The continuing drought impacted yields across the board, but quality remained high.