Château Gassier, one of France's top rosé producers lies 15 miles from Aix-en-Provence, at the foot of Mount Sainte Victoire. Its 100 acres benefit from an ideal location in the heart of the Arc Valley, protected by Sainte-Victoire in the north, the Regagnas hills in the south and the Aureélien mountains to the east. The Esprit Gassier vineyards are at 1000+ feet with a southern exposure.
A very clear rosé with shades of peach and an intense nose with delicate aromas of white flowers and white fruits. A second sniff unveils spicy notes as well as scents of clementine. The mouth is round with notes of citrus fruits and a slight and healthy final acidity. Enjoy with octopus salad, squid a la plancha, risotto with sea urchin, veal ribs with ceps and other Mediterranean fare. (from the vintner)
CountryFranceRegion/StateProvenceSub-Regioncotes de provenceTypeRoséVarietalCinsault, Grenache/Garnacha, Syrah/ShirazVintage2017Alcohol13%GrapeGrenache 35%, Cinsault 30%, Syrah 25%, Rolle 10%