REGION: France / Provence
GRAPES: 50% Grenache, 50% Cinsault
These grapes hail from Provence, where vineyard plots overlooking Rousset at the foot of Saint Victoire mountain are influenced by abundant sunshine and Mistral winds. From the best selection of plots amidst the garrigue, these vineyards are known for their maturity and low production. The proximity of the sea, abundant sunshine, and the granitic and schist- specific soil give this wine great character. Grapes are sorted and destemmed, with cold maceration of up to one full day followed by fermentation over 7 days at 63°F to preserve the fruity aromas. The final blend is produced by traditional Côtes de Provence methods, vinifying each grape variety separately, then blending them together for ideal balance and intensity of character. Grenache lends subtle red fruit, fullness and intensity while Cinsault contributes freshness and balance to the blend.
Bright with a very pale pink reminiscent of flower petals. The nose is complex with aromas combining a mixture of flowers and white fruit like apples and pears. The palate is both delicate and powerful giving all the aromatic richness of Grenache and Cinsault grape varieties.
This sophisticated wine is ideal with shellfish, salads, and berry-based dishes or as an aperitif between friends on a warm summer evening.
APPELLATION: Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence