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Lulu Rose

Sustainable farming. De-stemmed. Direct press followed by a fermentation in stainless steel for about 3 weeks and at 16 degrees Celsius. Natural cold settling allows for additional time in contact with solids. The wine is aged on fine lees in stainless steel tanks until bottling.

The domaine consists of 29 hectares of sustainably farmed vines on some of the finest sites in Touraine, on the south bank of the river Cher. In 2010, after spending four years learning alongside their parents at the family estate, brother and sister Ludivine and Rodolphe Marteau bought the property. They were both in their late 20’s. Although they came from a fourth-generation wine making family, the young duo sought education and experience before taking over completely. Until 2021, they worked in lock-step, with Rodolphe focusing on the vineyards and cellar and Lulu the marketing, but both navigating the day to day of the Domaine together. In 2021, Rodolphe relocated with his family, leaving Lulu at the helm. She uses the wisdom of hard earned experience gleaned from time with her brother, as well as her ancestors, She embraces tradition, and balances this with modern technology and innovation. The delicate, mineral driven freshness of the wine also gave us an idea for the label, which is bright, light and inviting. Lulu seemed like the perfect name, and it seemed all the more perfect when we realized that Lulu was Ludivine’s nickname as well!

Winemaker: Ludivine (Lulu) Marteau
Country: France
Region: Loire, Touraine
Type: Rose
Variety: Cabernet Franc, Pineau d’Aunis
Farming: Sustainable
Age of Vines: Planted 1980’s
Production: 2000 bottles
Soil: Flinty, clay base