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The Secrets of Bargemone unveiled

The roots of Bargemone run deep in a flourishing Provence,
just 10 minutes north of Aix.


Within the estate lies a Templar commandery dating back to the 13th century. Over 800 years of history gaze upon us, including a mystery surrounding the presence of the Templars, a treasure, some Secrets? To this day, no pieces of gold have been found in the vineyards, but a winemaking desire: to restore the rosé to its former glory.

Selecting the oldest plots of the estate with low yields, the cellar master, Aurélien Chaperon, and his team, have crafted this rosé wine aged in oak barrels for 12 months. Bottled in tinted Burgundy bottles, one could hardly imagine its Provençal origin. During a blind tasting organized at the estate, even Raimonds Tomsons, the Best Sommelier of the World ASI 2023, was none the wiser: “I would be unable to determine the origin of this wine, and what a pleasure!”.

The woodwork at Barge­mone aims to magnify the fruit, to use it as a support to accompany the expression of the terroir. There's no question of masking the aromas with overly “oaky” woodwork! The second half of the fermentation takes place in barrels, before resting for 12 months. The result is stunning: a unique aromatic nose - meadow honey, lime blossom, peach jam, and creaminess. The palate is full-bodied, rich, with good acidity. The mid-palate reveals flavors of dense stone fruits, orange peel, with good freshness and superb length in the mouth. A gastronomic rosé with a potential for aging of 5 to 7 years, organic and in AOP Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence. These Secrets will be our treasure.

Also available in white (12 months of ageing) and red (18 months of ageing).

Photo : Bargemone