Nostalgia in a bottle.
Marie Rocher likes to name her wines after 1970s and 80s French songs and films from her youth that capture fleeting moments. Les Passantes was named after one of her favorite songs by George Brassens’ “Les Passantes.” It reminds her of “people who pass through our lives, furtively or [for] a certain time… For me it is about the persons we loved… who have profoundly inspired us.” This bottle is a 70/30 blend of Gamay and Cab Franc. Lifted, light, airy fruit and stone.
- Marie and her father were in the publishing business, and would have a table at Les Vins du Coin, a Natural Wine tasting fair.
- After her father passed, Marie Rocher was a wine writer for many years before becoming a vigneronne, and was trained by Pascal and Moses at Les Capriades.
- She loves “music, dancing, singing and eating. These are the pleasures of life. The direct pleasure of life, the most simple one and the best!”
- Marie Rocher has a marmalade side project, and she ships those to Korea alongside her wines.
- The song Les Passantes by George Brassens.
- This newsletter documenting the time team Domestique visited her in the Summer of ‘22.
- Bittersweet goodbyes.
- Window seats.