CHÂTEAU GRAND BOISE CÔTES DE PROVENCE SAINTE VICTOIRE RED 2015

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CHÂTEAU GRAND BOISE CÔTES DE PROVENCE SAINTE VICTOIRE RED 2015

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50% Grenache, 40% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bright as a button, a contemporary, clean and fresh style, atypical to the many rustic, saline and garrigue driven reds of the region.  We're reticent to use the word 'modern' as this often implies 'oak monster', but it certainly has an up to the minute feel in the 'freshness and drinkability' school.  The Grenache component is actually unoaked due to the natural fruit tannins, with the Syrah and Cabernet receiving 12 months in new 500L casks.  Dense of fruit, with blackberries, black currants and cherries folded through the palate, it's a fine style with great length underpinned by velvety tannins.  With many Provence growers seeking recognition for their reds in a sea of rosé, this is a style which could well capture the imagination.

SOLD OUT - 2016 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.