CHÂTEAU GRAND BOISE CÔTES DE PROVENCE WHITE 2016

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CHÂTEAU GRAND BOISE CÔTES DE PROVENCE WHITE 2016

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80% Vermentino aka Rolle, 10% Clairette, 10% Semillon.

There's no Sainte Victoire appellation permitted for whites, hence the labelling of Provence.  This comes from a plot grown at 450 metres, a trio of blocks which face north and deliver fruit of a pronounced saline character.  This pulpy white shows lemon peel, white flowers and fennel, maintaining a lovely tension and finishing long and briny.  An excellent seafood wine, and certainly perkier and more complex than many Provence whites.

SOLD OUT - 2017 VINTAGE DUE AUGUST 2018

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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.