Côtes de Provence
Cinsault, Grenache/Garnacha, Mourvedre, Syrah/Shiraz, Tibouren
50 ha located on a sandy soil facing the sea on the bay of Pampelonne. Average age of vines is 35 years-old. Steep slopes require manual harvest using small bins. 45 ha/hl yields.
Granitic sand topsoil on base of gneiss.
All fruit is destemmed. The rosé is a made entirely from direct pneumatic press juice. Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. No malolactic. The wine remains on its fine lees for 5 months in temp-controlled stainless steel tanks before being filtered with kieselghur (powdery diatomaceous earth) and bottled at the end of February.
Starts with notes of underripe citrus but slowly unfolds to show hints of cranberry, tart cherries, peach and citrus, together with a long, refreshing finish.