Autan Rose, AOP Ventoux, Vignobles Aureto
- Type : Rose
- Producer : Vignobles Aureto
- Country : France
- Grape Variety : Grenache Cinsault
- Alcohol Content : 13.00%
- Bottle Capacity (cl) : 75.00
Like most Olive & Vine's stories our relationship with Vignobles Aureto all began whilst chatting with friends and enjoying a lovely glass of wine. In this instance it was a lovely glass of Tramontane Rose. The conversation was something along the lines of discussing how we were going to chill the jeraboam of rose, a very generous friend had kindly brought along, and more importantly, once opened, how we were going to fit it back in the fridge. In view of the size of the bottle (A jeraboam equating to six bottles of regualr sized wine bottles!) four people were obviously not going to sup the whole bottle for lunch! Oh how wrong we were! What can I say except the bottle was opened and over a lovely lunch the wine just seemed to evaporate! So it was from this moment on that my curiosity to find out more about Vignobles Aureto and the wonderful wine regions from where their wines hail began and Olive & Vine's relationship was cemented when the owner Werner Wunderlie and the Directrice of Aureto Nicole Guillot visited me in December 2016.
La Coquillade & vignobles aureto
Perched on a hill with stunning views over the Luberon and Mon Ventoux in Gargas in the Vaucluse region lies the Domaine de la Coquillade and it is here that Vignobles Aureto can be found.
The story of the Domaine de la Coquillade's revival and the creation of Aureto began in 2006 when Swiss entrpreneur Andreas Rihs who had a particular soft spot for the Luberon bought the hamelt, which forms part of La Coquillade and dates back to the 11th century. Surrounded by vineyards he set out to make it one fo the most beautiful wine tourism complexes in the Vaucluse. After two years of extensive renovation in 2008 Domaine de la Coquillade opened its doors and having been fortunate enough to visit I can confirm it truly is a magical place that anyone intrested in regional food wine and culture should put on their list of places to visit.
Today La Coquillade is under the ownership Werner & Carmen Wunderli Swiss natives who decided to set down their roots in the Luberon. Dedicating their hearts into the ongoing development of La Coquillade the story of the domaine and Vignobles Aureto continues to evolve, and their reputations continue to grow.
the cellar master
The restarting and restructuring of the vineyards began in 2007 and in 2009 Aurelie Julien was appointed Cellar Master. A local girl Aurelie discoverd the world of wine during a holiday in Burgundy after which she set out on a path to learn all she could about oenology. Driven by a relentless passion for wine she obtained her Certificate in Viticulture & Oenology, her Masters of Science of the Vine and a Degree in Oenology. With diplomas in hand she spent two years expanding her knowledge in winemaking in France, New Zealand and Argentina then returned to join Aureto.
Of the 36 hectares of vineyards that exist today 28.5 hectares are located within the Ventoux appellation, 6 hectares in the Luberon and the remained in the IGP region of the Vaucluse.
the story behind the name autan
Autan starts out as a warm south-east wind from the Mediterranean Sea, which blows up towards the Cevennes and the Montagne Noire a mountain range located in the central part of southern France. It covers an area from Perpignan in the south, Auch in the west and Cahors in the north.
the tasting notes
Gold medal winner at the Concours des Vins AOC Ventoux 2017 this Rose whilst full in its flavour and texture has a definite elegant quality about it and enough acidity to a give a refreshing finish on the palate
the food matches
Perfect sumemr drinking and a great accompaniment to classic dishes local to the Luberon whether its charcuterie, classic bouillabaisse, grilled red mullet fillets, stuffed tomatoes...
Recipe to accompany...Recommended by patrick pennino head chef at La coquillade's restaurant...
petits rougets grilles farcis aux legumes de provence
Grilled red mullet stuffed with seasonal vegetables of provence..serves 4
- 4x Red Mullets
- 2cl olive oil
- 100gr courgette diced
- 100gr aubergine diced
- 100gr red peppers diced
- 150gr tomatoes diced
- 3cl olive oil
- 80gr onions
- Salt, pepper, saffron to season
- 2x cloves garlic chopped
- Fresh basil bouquet garni
- 10cl Fish stock
- 50gr onions
- 50gr tomatoes
- 20cl Cuvee Autan Rose
- 50gr butter
- 10gr rosemary
- 5cl olive oil
- 10gr rosemary
- 5cl olive oil
- Sweat the chopped onions in a pan with butter, add the Rose wine and reduce
- Add the fumet de poissson the tomato and leave to cook for five minutes
- Add the fresh rosemary
- Leave to infuse for 10 minutes
- Mix everything together and pass through a mesh sieve
- Add olive oil
Prepare the mini ratatouille
- Dice the courgettes, aubergines, red peppers and onions
- Saute them all in olive oil for 10 minutes
- Add the tomatoes diced, saffron, garlic, basil bouquet garni
- Cover and simmer for 20 minutes
- Open up the stomach and clean inside (or you could ask your local fishmonger to fillet it for you!)
- Stuff with the ratatouille
- Drizzle with olive oil and season
- Stuff the red mullets with the ratatouille
- Cook in the pan for 4-5 minutes then transfer to the oven for 1 minute to finsh
- With a spoon drizzle the rosemary infusion around the fish
- Decorate with a sprig or 2 of rosemary and fresh basil