Wine-making has finally become a legit source of income for the fashion industry.
Already the owner of Bordeaux wine estates Canon and Berliquet in the Saint-Emilion appellation, as well as of Rauzan-Ségla in Margaux, the house of Chanel has enhanced its Bacchic portfolio by acquiring Domaine d’Ile, a 34-hectare vineyard on the island of Porquerolles in the south of France and has created its very first Provencal rosé wine.
The essential palette for rosé blends is cultivated in terraces. On the menu: mourvèdre, grenache, syrah… “…Marine freshness, Mediterranean dew swept by the Mistral wind, symbiosis of the vineyard and the island’s vegetation… The terroir of Domaine de l’Ile is unique and it has an extraordinary history;” explains Nicolas Audebert, agricultural engineer and oenologist in charge of managing these vineyards, as he describes the vineyard that is now part of the illustrious luxury label.
The very first harvest was carried out during the 2019 season. The 2019 rosé, classified as a Côtes de Provence, is available via online wine merchants, at 19.90 euros a bottle.
With the Domaine de l’Ile, Chanel has also already concocted a “gastronomy” white wine.
Both the white and the rosé are also classified as organic wines.
“In this extraordinary natural setting, our desire is not only to include the estate in a global eco-responsible approach that respects the environment but also to support local reflections and initiatives in terms of ecology and preservation, in connection with the territory,” explained Chanel, as it introduced the Domaine de l’Ile.
This article was published via AFP Relaxnews. (All images courtesy of Domaine de l’Ile)