CHÂTEAU GRAND BOISE CÔTES DE PROVENCE SAINTE VICTOIRE ROSÉ 2017

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CHÂTEAU GRAND BOISE CÔTES DE PROVENCE SAINTE VICTOIRE ROSÉ 2017

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50% Grenache, 40% Syrah, 10% Cinsault 

Magical rosé, emblematic of the Sainte Victoire appellation.  There's a delicacy typical to these wines, an almost umami quality running under the palate, around humming acidity and a slatey mineral feel.  There's also a tropical fruit character at play, think guava skins, alongside watermelon, gooseberries, white pepper and grapefruit.  Distinctive, long, elegant and wonderfully complex.

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Château Grand Boise

A fastidious operation on all levels - a jewel estate from an exciting part of Provence

With our eye on this producer for some time, we are delighted to have finally been able to secure an allocation of these amazing wines.  With first recorded history of winegrowing here in 1610, the 500 hectare property comprises 40 hectares of some 77 plots of organically grown vines (certified), over marble, limestone and red clay soils, between 300 – 600 metres altitude, making this estate the highest in Southern Provence.  The diversity here of soil and aspect/altitude gives enormous scope for this estate to blend and craft complex and detailed wines, assisted by a state of the art winery replete with concrete egg fermenters.

Sainte-Victoire is a jaw-droppingly beautiful part of Provence and raises some of the region's most distinctive wines due to its high limestone content in its soils, and the sun reflection from Mont Sainte Victoire.  Grand Boise are a leading producer often used by the Provence Wine Council as a benchmark of this appellation's style.  Rosé production at this estate is 50%, bucking the region's norm of 90%+ at many addresses.