Yet another quintessential quaff for the warm weather comes to us from Count Henri de Colbert and his splendid Château de Flaugergues estate. Produced from the usual suspects for Mediterranean French rosé: Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre this striking, salmon-colored wine has a beautiful bouquet of violets, spices, peach stone and rose petal and has a lively mouth-feel with strawberry fruit. Perfect as a chilled summer aperitif, this unusually harmonious wine would marry well with all sorts of al fresco fare: seafood salads, antipasti and grilled just about anything. “I wish that more consumers would realize just how wonderful rosé wines can be and how well they pair with an impressive assortment of food.” Robert Parker
|Chateau de Flaugergues, a splendid ‘folly’ from the XVIII century is property of the Count and the Countess Henri de Colbert. The estate is located near Montpellier, the capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the South of France.
The property is both a wine estate and a tourist attraction. The manor house is a national monument and has been in the same family since its creation in 1696.
Built at the end of the XVII century, Flaugergues is one of the so-called ’Follies’, exquisite houses built in the countryside around Montpellier. Lavishly adorned estates displayed the wealth of the new aristocracy from the area. ’Folies’ were the result of a new order of aristocracy, whose wealth came from their service to the King, such as political advisors and notaries.