Provence rose at its very best, L'Esprit is the prettiest of pale pink hues. Fruity and crisp, but certainly not short on sophistication either, with notes of grapefruit, white peach, passionfruit, acacia blossom and pomegranate, a beautifully-balanced palate with a sprinkling of pink peppercorn, and long, elegant finish. It has the merest of herbal notes which adds to the refreshment factor.
Located in the foothills of the Massif des Maures, the stunning Grand Cros estate is like something out of a feelgood Romcom, with the old manor house and vineyards surrounded by pine trees, olive groves and dry stone terraces. Owned by the Faulkner family since 1989, they're a traditional family run outfit who bowled us over with their integrity and humble genius, foregoing the marketing bumph of some of their neighbours to produce honest and delicious wines. And we're not the only ones who think so, in 2015, Decanter magazine selected their 2014 rosé as best rosé in the world, as well as the range catching the attention of none other than the queen of vino herself, Jancis Robinson, who has included their wines in no less than 3 of her top 10 lists for the year.