Chanel's Newest Vineyard Promises A Crisp Rosé Wine

The luxury fashion house is expanding its collection of vineyards with Domaine de L'ile.
Sunday 16 August 2020
Blue skies and seas atop a yacht is exactly how one should enjoy this wine. Photo: AFP

Far from the clean-cut lines of their fashion side, mega-fashion powerhouse Chanel also happens to be in the business of turning grapes into the ambrosia of the gods. After all, the art of winemaking isn’t that far off from fantastical creation of runway couture. 

Chanel is already the owner of Bordeaux wine estates Canon and Berliquet in the Saint-Emilion appellation, as well as of Rauzan-Ségla in Margaux. This year, it has decided to enhance it’s its Bacchic portfolio by adding Domaine d’Ile to its collection. 

 

 

On the postcard-perfect island of Porquerolles in the South of France, sits the 34-hectare vineyard. With picturesque beaches and gorgeous blue seas, the island is any vacationer’s dream. It is in this vineyard that Chanel has created its very first Provencal rosé wine.

From their very first harvest, they produced their 2019 rosé which is classified as a Côtes de Provence. With the Domaine de l’Ile, Chanel has also already concocted a ‘gastronomy’ white wine. Both wines are classified as organic wines and can be found online at various wine merchants for around  19- 25. 

 

 

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The essential palette for rosé blends is cultivated in terraces.  On the menu: mourvèdre, grenache, syrah. “…Marine freshness, Mediterranean dew swept by the Mistral wind, symbiosis of the vineyard and the island’s vegetation… The terroir of Domaine de l’Ile is unique and it has an extraordinary history;” explains Nicolas Audebert, agricultural engineer and oenologist in charge of managing these vineyards, as he describes the vineyard that is now part of the illustrious luxury label. 

 

Beautiful beaches line the island of Porquerolles. Photo: Unsplash

 

Not only do the wines sound fantastic, but a large focus of the purchasing of Domaine de l’Ile was to bolster local initiatives. “In this extraordinary natural setting, our desire is not only to include the estate in a global eco-responsible approach that respects the environment but also to support local reflections and initiatives in terms of ecology and preservation, in connection with the territory,” Chanel said while introducing Domaine de l’Ile. 

 

Source: AFP Relax News