Les Pallières Au Petit Bonheur Rosé | Jeroboam (300cl)
A Blanc de Noirs was first made at Les Pallières in 2004. After a few years’ work, observation and results following the purchase, it was felt desirable to set aside a few hectares of vines - given the personality imparted by their soil/variety pairing - and devote them to an easy-drinking wine. Au Petit Bonheur is the only Vin de France produced by the Brunier family in the Rhône Valley. It is made with Grenache Noir, Cinsault and Clairette grapes, pressed straight after hand-picking and then jointly fermented and matured in oak (650-litre demi-muids). After gentle filtering to impart brilliance and clarity, it is bottled at winter’s end following the harvest. The wine has a very French name: « Au Petit Bonheur - Les Pallières » A little bit of happiness… it’s a name that conjures the convivial pleasure of summer wines, but also the serendipity of this cuvée, which owes nothing to technology and has come to being almost by accident.