Grand Boise Sainte Victoire Red 2017
$ 65.00 incl. GST
60% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 12 months in large French oak and concrete egg.
The typical experience of Provence red is loose knit tannins alongside a slightly rustic, saltbushy quality. Not so here. Sleek and well put together, this cuvee well showcases this estate’s high quality standing; this would be at home among any quality lineup of French red, whether from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, indeed oddly channelling these collective personalities.
Well structured, it carries intense flavours of red berries, black cherries and blackcurrant, the small Cabernet component assertive. A dusting of pepper to finish, it’s a wine of clear sophistication and refinement, power meets elegance.
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.