Owner

Isabelle and Jean-Pierre Daziano

Winemaker

Isabelle and Jean-Pierre Daziano

Varieties

Rolle, Ugni Blanc, Grenache, Cinsault

Vineyard

35 acres total – White Varieties: 3.7 acres Rolle, one-third of an acre of Ugni Blanc. Red: 11 acres Grenache, 10 acres Syrah, 7.5 acres Cinsault, 2.5 acres Carignan. Organically farmed (certified by Ecocert) – Average age of vines now 30-years-old. Soils consist of clay and schist with high concentration of monoterpenoid thiols (aka the grapefruit mercaptan), which impart pronounced citrus aromatics even in red varieties.

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About Domaine de la Fouquette

No longer inspired in their former vocations, Isabelle and Jean-Pierre Daziano decided to follow their shared passion in 2007 when they took over the 35-acre vineyard and farm of Isabelle’s family. Nestled into a forested plane amid the Massif des Maures mountains, Domaine de la Fouquette sits in the heart of the Côtes de Provence appellation.

With the skillful guidance of consulting oenologist Bruno Tringali, Jean-Pierre established an environmentally friendly, but labor intensive regimen in the vineyard that includes green harvesting in early summer to limit yields, working the soil without use of chemicals, and harvesting by hand. The domaine received its organic certification from Ecocert with the 2013 vintage. In the cellar, the philosphy has been minimal intervention. Fouquette’s Rosée d’Aurore, named for the Daziano’s daughter, is comprised of the classic Provence cépages Grenache and Cinsault, and accented with the white variety, Rolle (aka Vermentino).

In addition to having final say in the cellar, Isabelle assists her parents with Fouquette’s charming auberge. She and her mother tantalize tourists at the 45-seat farmhouse restaurant with traditional Provençal recipes handed down from grand-mère and made only with locally grown or raised products.

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