The Champart Rosé is delicate and fresh with an underlying herbs de provence that makes it, quite frankly, similar to Bandol in style. It's not quite the intense complexity of Bandol, but it sure is close.
Light orange. Stony strawberry and tangerine aromas are complemented by suave floral and herbal notes. Light-bodied, refreshingly pure red fruit and citrus flavors are braced by zesty minerals and pick up a subtle fennel quality with air. Finishes clean, dry and brisk, with good lift and a lingering honeysuckle quality.
Isabelle and Mathieu Champart were relatively new to winegrowing when they first took over Domaine Bramefan (as her family’s farm is also known), in Saint-Chinian, in 1976. Isabelle was a Parisian with a degree in Geography, while Mathieu came from a family of farmers in Champagne. For nearly twelve years they sold their grapes to the local cooperative. Though they waited until 1988 to bottle under their own label, they won almost instant acclaim, and... View More