An exceptional rosé which is particularly suitable for fine cuisine, beautifully presented in a bottle which replicates the same curved lines as the bottle used by Jean Bagnis when he launched Estandon in 1947.
Estandon Légende’s elegant, rich character is derived from the complementary, sunbathed terroirs of the hills of Cotignac and Flayosc. One is clay-limestone and the other is sandstone and together they create a subtle, rich marriage.
Located on the doorstep of the Verdon, in “green” Provence, the vines (most of which are over 20 years old) are today offering up their very best.
The grapes are harvested when they are slightly overripe and then vinified for 8 months in new barrels and in vats before being bottled.
After 6 months ageing on the lees, the blending of 5 micro-cuvées (small batches of wine) creates a wine of perfect balance and good cellar-ageing potential.
Responsable Technique du Vignoble
Maitre de Chai
A bright, clear appearance with a beautiful pale orange-pink hue and salmon nuances.
Delicate and fruity on the nose with notes of pear, touches of raspberry as well as hints of soft spice. After breathing, touches of vanilla come through more strongly, leading us to undergrowth type aromas. This is confirmed on the palate which reveals lovely smoothness and a fruity expression. Delicate aromas of dried nuts, roasting and candied fruit, on a soft, smooth and beautifully full palate.
This rosé for fine cuisine is best enjoyed between 8-10 °C and between 2 and 5 years of age.
Food and wine pairings
This is a wine which is great with food and will pair perfectly with dishes such as country ham and melon, grilled sea bass, chicken tajine, or cheeses such as Comté or Parmesan.
"Une surprise ! Ce vin est un OVNI... Il apporte une vision gastronomique du rosé... Nous aurions dit un blanc corpulent... On l'imagine sur de jolis accord mets/vin".
Tasting by Andreas Larson