Located around the base of the Mont Sainte Victoire, East from the lovely city of Aix en Provence, the vines are protected from the Mistral wind and harsh winter conditions. They grow in a privileged environment to give a very elegant and expressive rosé.
The vines are located at the base of the Mont Sainte Victoire, East from the city of Aix en Provence. This imposing mountain protects them from the Mistral wind and harsh winter conditions.
The vines grow on calcareous & sandstone soils, on "espaliers" or terraces. They benefit from a Mediterranean climate, tempered by an altitude of 300 meters.
Harvesting early in the morning while temperatures are cool and grapes are still fresh. Each grape variety is vinified individually at low temperature to favour lively floral and fruity aromas. Short pre-fermentation soak (appx. 4 hours). Juices are racked off, blended and fermented. Bottling in early January 2018 to preserve fresh & fruity aromas.
Specific to this 2017 vintage : the high temperatures during the harvest required special attention during the winemaking. Indeed, the challenge of our team was to maintain cool enough temperatures in order to preserve the aromatic potential and the freshness of the wine.
Delicate « powdery pink » color. Very expressive nose of redcurrant and pink grapefruit. Full-flavoured yet, brisk and fresh with mineral notes on the finish.
Served at 10 - 12°C
Food pairing suggestions : on its own for an apéritif, for a summer lunch, salads, grilled meats or fish, fresh vegetables, Mediterranean or Asian cuisine
Enjoy now and within 2 to 3 years after harvest
Gabriel Meffre's history is intimately bound to wines of Provence as he has been the owner of a domaine in the Côtes de Provence since 1969. Afterward, the Gabriel Meffre winery has always proposed Côtes de Provence rosé, as a complement to its mainly red wines from the Rhône Valley.
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