From Manchester in the UK, via the Universities of Oxford and Chicago, to working in Sydney, Australia: for Paul Capper, life has involved more journeys than most.
These days, the young British entrepreneur is based in Oz where he runs a wine-focused start-up called Beyond the Label.
Located in the Miranda shopping centre in Sydney’s suburbs, Beyond the Label is a European-style enoteca bringing the world of wines to local folk, with guided wine tastings and themed evenings. It’s also a great place to grab an excellent glass of vino with a pal over some good food.
Always looking to expand his knowledge, this summer Paul planned a Beyond the Label grand tour of French vineyards, happily coinciding with Football’s European Championships, France 2016. This is where I come in. Paul invited me to join him in the Provence region to take in the tournament’s semi-final tie between France and Germany, and make an equally mouthwatering tour of the county’s best vineyards, many of which are associated with Provence’s signature rosé wines.
In the following video, we visit Aix Rosé in Provence, a premier wine producer focusing on rosé but also bottling local whites and reds blended mostly from Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Counoise grapes.
The 130 year-old winery owns around 200 acres of terrain that enjoy over 300 days of sunshine per year, and it shows.
Located in the picturesque town of Jouques, in the Mont Sainte Victoire rural paradise which inspired Paul Cézanne and Vincent van Gogh, Aix Rosé’s green vineyards flourish beside fragrant lavender fields, nestling between sleepy French villages on gently undulating hills. What happened when Paul and Testaccina visited Aix Rosé? Hit play to find out!
(Full video below)
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