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    Jean Roi philosophy

    Cape Provincial Rosé

    A Philosophy

    The name ‘Provence’ was derived from the Roman name ‘Provincia Nostra’, simply meaning ‘Our Province’. Life in our own province is synonymous with glorious Spring and Long Summer days to be enjoyed outdoors at the coast or in the winelands alongside fresh meals prepared from some of the Cape’s best produce, our very own Provence. Ever alert to industry opportunities and gaps in the market, Johann Rupert commissioned the team at Anthonij Rupert Wyne to research and investigate the premium South African Rosé category in 2014 and ‘15.

    The Terroir

    Cape Coastal Region

    Similar to the terroir of Provence, the Cape Coastal region offers up the perfect terrain for the cultivation of the traditional Provençal cultivars (Mourvedre, Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah), including incredibly varied terrain, ample sun, a cooling breeze from the ocean and a combination of limestone and clay soils in which these cultivars find the ultimate expression of the Cape. Sourced from great old vineyards in the Coastal regions of South Africa, made in a Provençal-style with the traditional grape varietals of Mourvedre, Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah, depending on the vintage, we aim to make beautifully dry, quintessential South African, coral wines on par with those so prized internationally.

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    Jean Roi Province

    Inspired by


    As it happens, Jean Roi, the man for whom the range is named and first proprietor of L’Ormarins, was a French Huguenot from the commune of Lourmarin, situated as it happens, in Provence. Provence today being one of the top producers of premium Rosé worldwide, and the inspiration to our very own Cap Provincial Rosé.

    Early Accolades

    Of our maiden vintage 2016 Tim Atkin rated it a whopping 91 points in the South Africa Rosé category saying: “Among the growing number of pale, direct-pressed, Provençal style rosés in the Cape, Jean Roi is a blend of mostly Cinsaut with some Grenache and Syrah. Pale and delicate, with redcurrant and raspberry fruit and a refreshing finish. Perfect summer drinking.”
    Jean Roi Accolades