Xavier Paul – always respectfully ‘Monsieur Paul’ – has been making brilliant wines at his family estate since he was a boy. Now in his 90s, his Grenache and Cinsault vines are nearly as old as he is, making full-of-flavour, refreshingly light rosé.
Monsieur Paul was making his wine during WW2. He’s now in his 90s and still going strong! When he was a boy his family were the last remaining to bring in the grapes as the rest of the village marched away to war. Moulin de Pontfract survived and continues to prosper today. Even after the rich and famous flocked to Provence and his neighbouring town of Correns, buying up vineyards to make pricey rosés – nudge-nudge B Pitt and A Jolie! – Monsieur Paul batted away the glitz and stuck to his winemaking roots. Whilst he may not be doing the back-breaking work of harvest anymore, he’s still there, perched on the hilltop with a walkie-talkie directing the pickers. And his rosé is as good as ever – fresh and fruity with strawberry charm.
"Lovely - when are you getting more? An excellent wine for a warm summer day"
5-Star Online Review For the 2019 vintage