Lieux Perdus translates to “lost places” and this is a perfect wine to kick back and relax with. Although the producer suggests that the perfect location is overlooking the Mediterranean we have tried this in our garden in Manchester and it is pretty good there too! The producer wanted this wine to express escapism and a feeling of being free-spirited. They commissioned an artist, Timothy Birch, to create the artwork to capture this, and their in-house design team turned it into a label.
Grapes are sourced from vineyards near the famous “Bassin de Thau” which is the largest of a string of lagoons (étangs) that stretch along the French coast from the Rhône River to the foothills of the Pyrenees and the border to Spain in the Languedoc-Roussillon.
Pinot Noir rosé is highly regarded for its red fruit characteristics, as well as a bright acidity. This beauty has perfumed notes of white jasmine and lemon verbena weaving throughout layers of cranberry, raspberry and crisp green apple. On the palate the red berry fruit mingles with citrusy yuzu and fresh lime zest, along with hints of melon and rhubarb and balanced by a refined minerality. This is Pinot Noir rosé with substance; delicate and dry but with enough structure to keep coming back, glass after glass.
This wine would make an elegant aperitif and is perfect hot weather drinking! It would also partner well with herbaceous vegan falafel, light salads, light pasta and rice dishes, especially with seafood, raw and lightly cooked shellfish and grilled fish and goats’ cheeses.