Mr. Christian Foucher, Managing Director at the cooperative winery LES QUATRE TOURS, where he have been working for the last 10 years. His visit Stockholm in order to launch a new rosé wine called Domaine de Collavery, price SEK 79.- (70 cl bottle) at Systembolaget. Domaine Collavery, is managed by M. Bernard Monnier, former specialized doctor (now retired) in Saint Cannat, a small village 20 km west of Aix en Provence.
WB Center: How would you say that you work?
Pedro Gallego: LES QUATRE TOURS works very closely with its partners; every stage of the production is very important. We have a philosophy that it is the quality of the grapes which makes the quality of the wine.
WB Center: How would you say how the Collavery wine tastes?
Christian Foucher: Well, the grape varieties is manly grenache, (syrah cincsault, vermentino) and delightfully fresh and well balanced, round. Fruity aromas with red currants, strawberries and grapefruit. Dry finish somewhere mineral.
WB Center: To what type of food & wine would you recommend to have with?
Christian Foucher:the wine is good as aperitif. However I would recommend it with salads and starters. Suitable with patés, colad meat, poultry or a cooked ham. An excellent companion for grilled dishes and delicatessen food. Perfect match with grilled or poarched fishes. Enjoyable with ethnic food ( like Chinese or oriental).
WB Center: Is there any sight seeing at Aix village where the Domaine Collavery is located ?
Christian Foucher:The Town of Aix en Provence is a beautiful city (http://www.aixenprovencetourism.com/), and is considered to be the City of Art with its museums and festivals, (Art Lyrique, Dance etc), there are also plenty of beautiful buildings and markets.
Around Aix there are the SAINTE VICTOIRE, the Town of Marseilles and its "Calanques", and not so far Les ALPILLES with beautiful villages like LES BAUX, EYGALIERE, and the LUBERON with LOURMARIN, ROUSSILLON, GORDES.
Other available wines by Les Quatre Tours:
Les Quatre Tours Prestige Rouge 2007. Price: SEK 129.-
Les Quatre Tours Classique Rosé 2010. Price: SEK 82.-
Les Quatre Tours Signature Rosé 2010.Price: SEK 89.-
Published February 2011 by Cristina Funke, Wine & Beverage Center, WB Center