2021 Jules Rosé
The 2021 Jules Rose has origins that date all the way back when Hugh and Jane Faulkner fell in love with a vineyard, situated on the foothills of the Masif des Maures, in the centre of the Var, and settled at the property in 1989. Their eldest son Julian would eventually take over the running of the vineyard in 2000.
Pure Provence in style, this is a great all-occasions wine, and a first rate introduction to French rosé. Made and priced to over-deliver.
The 2021 is palest shade the wine’s ever been. Strawberries and cream, sea spray and Provençal herbs. Has a directness on the palate, has dropped the Redskin lolly/oiliness of some previous releases, a focused salinity is the main textural impression. Licks of citron, wild berries, and a pronounced aromatic herb bitterness. Enough familiar house style remains to please longtime fans, the personality of the 2021 is certainly of more precision and detail than previous releases.