Grand Boise Sainte Victoire Jadis Rosé 2018
$ 72.00 incl. GST
80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
As good as rosé gets, and whilst not cheap, a relative bargain compared to the top producers of Bandol, or Garrus, the flagship of Whispering Angel. From the estate’s best high grown plots and fermented in a combination of stainless steel and 500L oak casks, the wine is aged on fine lees for 5 months in 500L casks before bottling.
Naturally, hugely complex and long. Wild strawberries, violets, orange peel, saffron, plum and raspberry flavours build across the palate, with the wine remaining fresh and cleansing in the mouth. Herbs round out a cool and crisp finish, absolutely a style for creative food matching for dishes such as duck, game birds, shellfish, pork belly and plenty more.
Château Grand Boise / Provence Sainte-Victoire
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.