Les Frères Laffitte Rosé, 2018, Gascogne IGT, France
Brothers-in-arms in a glass: two related varietals with a great relationship.
Come here, you ray of sunshine. Red summer fruits, first a bouquet, then a basket, are countered by juuuuuust enough citrus refreshment. Drink after an hour in the warm sun, tilt your head back and drift.
Bas-Armagnac is known as the home of the swashbuckling D'Artagnan, and the brothers Laffitte have an "all for one and one for all"vibe to them (the vineyard logo surely isn't meant to look like two lions fist-bumping, but now we've said it you won't ever be able to unsee it). Their vines are planted on the highest hills on the borders of Gascony, also known as "Little Tuscany" for its hilly and varied landscapes.
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At Humble Grape, we believe wine is for sharing & that each wine-drinker should be allowed to build their own version of their world wine. We seek out hand-crafted wines made by people with love, & import them directly. Small, family-run producers get the representation they deserve, & customers only pay for the wine they’re drinking, with no agents, importers or distributors. And as they’re made with loving care, all these wines are biodynamic, organic or come from sustainable vineyards. As many of the wines we list are small-batch, our wine list of approx 400 wines is living & updated frequently.
What we bring to the wine drinker is a selection of wines that represent stepping out of the supermarkets, & in return they get to know our “Hero Producers”. Hero producers are winemakers that we import directly & exclusively to the UK. They personally work closely with our staff to keep them train about what is happening in the vineyard & in the winery, & how we can best uphold their ethos. They are all small production, family-run, as well as run biodynamic, organic and/or sustainable farms. They visit us quite often, collaborating in winemaker dinners & guest meet & greets.