Nestling in the foothills of the famous Mount Sainte Victoire, in the heart of a magnificent environment, a few kilometres only from Aix-en-Provence, the Château Gassier’s 40 hectares vineyard is located in the picturesque village of Puyloubier. Perched at top of its western peak, at 946m, the Croix de Provence, proud and protectful looks after the vines of the estate. It’s first of all the elegance and the most beautiful expression of the Ste Victoire terroir that Château Gassier captures in its cuvée 946.
The creation of 946 rosé requires a precise winemaking based on a fine and delicate assembly of three bases of wine. - A wine from the heavier parts of the juice (lees) previously stored at low temperature (4°C), and then filtered. This base gives to the wine roundness in the mouth. - Another base comes from the alcoholic fermentation in half muid (500l) of new Austrian wood (Stockinger) which gives complexity. The last base comes from the fermentation between 14 and 16°C in concrete tank to reveal aromas
Eye: A light rosé wine with peach hints.
Nose: Intense notes of white fruits, yellow fruits (peach, pineapple) and exotic fruits (mango and notes of coconut). Notes of apricot and light vanilla.
Palate: Expressive and round mouth. Brewed peach in a vanilla syrup. Light tannic structure and nice balance alcoohol/acidity. Final of wild strawberry brewed in green tea. Very good length on the palate.
Chicken tagine with confit lemon or spicy oriental veal. On a grilled fish or lobster. For dessert a raspberry tart with a citrus bottom and matcha green tea.
Early morning of the 20th, 21st and 22nd of September. Temperature 12°C. Clear sky.
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Côtes de Provence Sainte Victoire AOP
Clay and limestone pebbles and sand caused by erosion from mount Sainte Victoire.