The French Riviera, the Côte d’Azur, the Mediterranean coastline. The sun, the sand, the food and wine. It’s the home of south coast French glamour and the home of world famous Rosé.
Le Petit G Rose is made by Gueissard, an up and coming boutique producer from a 25 hectare vineyard in the Bandol appellation of the Provence region.
There’s so much to love about Le Petit G – the wine and the story! Clément Minne et Pauline Giraud first met at viticulture college and their love of wine (and each other!) took them around the globe, including a stint learning their trade right here in NZ, with the goal of one day owning their own vineyard.
“Creating your own wine is a dream that seems unattainable when you don’t come from a winegrowing family…But through hard work and the guidance of our love for wine and winegrowing, this dream became our reality.”
Using elegant Cinsault, peppery Syrah and powerful Grenache from around the Provence and surrounding regions they’ve crafted the absolute textbook Provence style Rosé.
We’re talking a gorgeous pale pink colour, light and juicy summer fruit flavours with a classic crisp, clean, bone-dry finish. There’s a little bit of the French Riviera in every glass!
We love Le Petit G so much we’ve cut a deal to import this one directly into Aotearoa and deliver it for a snip under twenty bucks. Make no mistake, this is a drop dead bargain and a must-have summer drink with solid reviews from two local critics…
5 stars, 93/100 (Sam Kim)
“Bright, pristine and fabulously elegant, the inviting bouquet shows watermelon, apricot, lemon peel and white floral aromas, followed by a lively palate that’s light and bright with juicy fruit flavours. It’s beautifully supported by refreshing acidity, making it delightfully drinkable. At its best: now to 2022.”
92/100 (Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review)
“A well-made Provençale-style rosé with citrus, orange blossom, redcurrant and fresh herb flavours. Nice balance between subtle sweetness and fruity acidity.”
Chill this one down in the fridge and crack it open on a stinking hot summers day – we couldn’t think of anything better to be honest! If you’re pairing it with a feed go for light salads or pastas, grilled fish or shellfish or go Mediterranean style and whip up your best charcuterie board!