Gavoty La Cigale “the cicada”, is a glorious rose. Showing the awesome power of Cinsault to make the most amazing Rose. Strawberries and red flowers with just a hint of jam. Dough and lees savouriness. The mouthfeel and silky texture make this so drinkable. It’ll never go down in the annuls as being the most complex. But Gavoty La Cigale is one of the most satisfying. Pull up a plate of charcuterie, semi-hard cheese, and some olives. Then you will see the true class of this wine.
The sunny South of France where a lot of cheap and cheerful wines come from. In the crowd, there are a few gems that really outperform their station. The whole gamut of wines and flavours are made here.
An important supporting grape in a lot of wines from Southern France. Able to tolerate the heat but really needs a dry climate to avoid disease. It makes strong black wines that lack a bit of charm without other varieties help. It can really turn it on for textural rosé, especially when an aromatic variety is blended in.