A very short time on the skins, and a final assemblage assisted by Xavier Vignon, produced this delicately-hued, dry rosé, which is comprised of 70% Grenache and 30% Cinsault. On the nose, there are aromas of wild strawberry and cassis, while the palate exhibits notes of red berry fruit and citrus zest, with a noticeably mineral finish.
About this wine producer: Olivier Legranger developed his knowledge of winemaking through studies in oenology at institutions in Champagne and Montpellier, France. After a bit of international travel to assess markets and techniques, he settled in Chateauneuf-du-Pape for an internship with Domaine Mont-Redon. With the help of noted oenologist, Xavier Vignon, and a “young winemaker” loan, he purchased 10 hectares (25 acres) of vineyard on the western facing slope of Mont Ventoux. In 2016, Olivier Legranger released the first vintage of his wines from Domaine du Colibri. The vineyard site benefits from exposure to the Mistral winds, which help to moderate temperatures throughout the growing season. Also, a limestone rich soil is another key aspect of the vineyard site, since it contributes to the minerality of the wines.