Red, White...and now Rosé !
Domaine Rouge-Bleu wishes you a colorful 2009 vintage !
Dear wine lovers,
What a year...Actually I should say, what another year ! After our first blessed harvest in 2007 which also corresponded to our move here and to a bunch of renovation in our 400 years old farm, 2008 was mostly dedicated to distribution. And starting from nothing, it is quite a challenge, even for a guy who has been distributing French Wines to the US for 15 years.
First, the label...Remember the contest in October 2007...Well even if the label had had quite some success, it looks like some people did not like it and we have decided to test another one on our Rosé 2008 which is lighter and more modern. This label is printed now but your feedback will always be appreciated. Then, finding the right bottles, corks, caps, empty cases...the right guys for the bottling, the right guys for the compost....
And here we are now, 2 years after from day to day I did my first pruning. Time had flown but in another way, I also feel that it has been an eternity...
And 2008 has been a good year for our sales. Our Dentelle red 2007 is almost sold out, the Mistral red 2007 is having a very good reception, so far. The list of our professional ambassadors where you can find our wines is growing and so don't hesitate to visit it and forward it, most of them can ship and hopefully you will find one near you. Thank You for your support. And if you have a delivery address in France, you can now download our order formand even get some Champagne and some wines from my Uncle (Chateauneuf-du-Pape).
We have a few more days to go in 2008 and in Provence, we say "Bon bout d'an" 'happy en of years). Talking about Provence, 2009 will have a Provence touch with this rosé that I try to make in its very pale and fresh style. And as I am going to be traveling to the US in March-April with some bottle, I hope to share a glass with you then (you will be posted soon on the places I organize tastings). Otherwise, you are always very welcome to come here, of course.
Jean-Marc - Domaine Rouge-Bleu