Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault
The vines are located at the base of the Mont Sainte Victoire, East of 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.
Harvested in the cool morning hours while the grapes were still fresh. Each grape variety was vinified individually at low temperature to favour lively floral and fruity aromas. Short pre-fermentation soak (appx. 4 hours). Juices were racked off, blended and fermented. Bottled at the beginning of the year to preserve freshness & fruit aromas.
Delicate « powder pink » colour. Very expressive nose of redcurrant and pink grapefruit. Full-flavoured yet, brisk and fresh with mineral notes on the finish.
Service & food pairing suggestions:
Serve at 10 - 12°C
Food pairing suggestions : on its own for as an apéritif and for summer lunchs, salads, grilled meats or fish, fresh vegetables, Mediterranean or Asian cuisine