Appellation: Vin de France.
Cuvée: Lundi.
Colour: Pink.
Grapes: Grenache 60%, Cinsault 30%, Syrah 10%.
About: more of a pale red, richly flavoured, and quite deeply coloured – especially by comparison with watery pale (and insipid) Côtes de Provence rosés. Remarkable salty acidity balances the deliciously ripe fruit without any cloyingness. It’s named after a bird native to Iceland.


Location: near Vallabrix.
Size ha: 1.
Age: vines planted in 2000.
Soils: clay-limestone.
Exposition: flat.
Altitude: 80m.
Training: cordon de royat.
Farming: organic with meticulous care over managing the canopy for health and hygiene, managing cover crops to promote soil and vine health and biodiversity.
Average yield hl/ha: 35.
Climate: Mediterranean.


Hand harvested and very carefully selected both in the vines and in the cellar, the wine is fermented by a short whole bunch soak then pressed part into tank and part into a new Slovenian oak barrel that has added some complexity and savoury character. The wine wasn’t touched for 6 months then blended a month before bottling. There are no additives, no yeasts, no sulfites until bottling, no filtration.

Vintage Notes 2017
Yield hl/ha: .
Harvested: .
Bottles produced: 4,000.
Date bottled: 2018-03.
Alcohol %: 13.24.
SO2 Total: <10.
Tasting: fresh, clean, clear, lovely energy and sweet strawberry fruit, gently astringent tannins, wine like water.