$28.00 USD

The most serious and age-worthy rosé in the Mesclances cellar, “Faustine”—named after proprietor Arnaud’s daughter—blends 90% Grenache and 10% Mourvèdre from the blue-schist soils of the special La Londe sub-appellation. This cuvée ferments spontaneously, with the Grenache given 15 hours of maceration and the Mourvèdre derived from saignée, and with malolactic fermentation occurring for a portion of the final blend. While it offers plenty of fresh acidity and excellent drive, Faustine offers power, structure, and vinosity, with a punchy underlying minerality.