Lidewij van Wilgen, a successful marketing executive in The Netherlands, started a new life in 2002 when she moved with her 3 young daughters to become a winemaker in the Languedoc. The vineyards were restored, the wine cellar renovated and the main house rebuilt. Now she is one of the ‘Leading Ladies of Languedoc’ and is highly regarded by Jancis Robinson and many other wine writers. Certified organic principles are applied to both viticulture and vinification, her naturally irrigated 14-hectare vineyard being a mix of clay, limestone, flint and fossilized oyster shells.
Terre Des Dames Diva Rose 2021
Aromas of raspberry and orange peel, but with finesse. A refreshing, spicy and expressive rosé made from high quality grapes from old Grenache and Syrah combined with young Mouvèdre.
2021 is an assemblage of 40% Mourvèdre, 40% Grenache, 20% Syrah. With average yields 20 hl/ha, very low for a rosé. Direct pressing followed, for 50% of the production, by an aging for 3 months in large Burgundy barrels with stirring on the lees.