This year started precariously with the launch of the challenging 2013 vintage but we are immensely proud to wrap it up in Decanter Magazine’s top 50 wines of the year: the only rosé to make the cut!Screenshot 2014-12-09 08.57.38Screenshot 2014-12-09 08.56.32Screenshot 2014-12-09 08.55.53

As you might remember the 2013 vintage suffered unprecedented rain and hail in Provence as well as other parts of France. To a great degree, it is thanks to our policy of manual harvesting and intransigent blending that we were able to produce wines that received great recognition. L’Esprit de Provence rosé got the highest rosé score in Stephen Tanzer’s Wine Access, followed by a glowing review by Matthew Jukes in the Daily Mail in the UK and a star in the Guide Hachette. However, the most gratifying recognition for the team came with the top score in Decanter magazine’s rosé panel this summer. Every single one of the wines that we produced in 2014 received at least one medal – 14 medals for 9 wines!

This spotlight has enabled us to open up new markets – 20 countries to date with new ones in the works for 2015. We try to keep our retail locator map up to date.

It is difficult to keep track of all the press and events in these distant markets that work in foreign languages but here are a few dispatches sent by our partners in two of the new markets we opened this year:

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Rio de Janeiro are into rosé where in the hip neighbourhood of Leblon we were featured in their rosé festival.
Rio de Janeiro are into rosé where in the hip neighbourhood of Leblon we were featured in their rosé festival
Our wines also got reviewed by a blogger in Barbados: another new market for us.
Our wines also got reviewed by a blogger in Barbados: another new market for us.
In October, Gaelle was pouring our wines in Holland with our new importer there
In October, Gaelle was pouring our wines in Holland with our new importer there

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also opened up Taiwan and Serbia and have plans to open up Sweden and Norway next year!


On behalf of the whole team and the Faulkner family we wish everyone a wonderful Christmas holiday and more happy times times in 2015 in the company of Le Grand Cros & Jules wines!

 

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