Chateau Grand Boise Rose Cotes de Provence Sainte-Victoire 2021

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Chateau Grand Boise Rose Cotes de Provence Sainte-Victoire 2021

Country - France

Region - Côtes de Provence

Grape Varieties - Syrah 50%, Grenache 30%, Cinsault 20%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Château Grand Boise

Tasting notes - A dry, elegant and refreshing rosé with aromas of white peach layered with floral notes, mineral nuances and white pepper. Delicious red fruits on the palate lead to a crisp and uplifting finish.

Chateau Grand Boise Rose Cotes de Provence Sainte-Victoire 2021

A dry, elegant and refreshing rosé with aromas of white
peach layered with floral notes, mineral nuances and
white pepper.
Producer Note
Steeped in history, the Château Grande Boise was founded in 1610. The highest estate
in Provence, it overlooks the Arc Valley and faces the imposing Mount Sainte-Victoire.
The estate has only changed hands four times in its long history, and, from 2013 under
the current ownership, the estate has been restored to its former glory. The 90 plots of
vines, which cover 45 hectares, are scattered throughout the 400 hectare hillside
estate. Significant investments in the vineyard have involved 70% of the vines being
replanted under massal selection; organic and biodynamic farming, horse-drawn
ploughing and manual cultivation of the vines. At Château Grande Boise, they believe
that respecting nature is more than a philosophical position, it is a commitment.
Winemaker Olivier Dauga took over in 2010, and pledging to realise the potential of
each plot, he skilfully crafts terroir-driven wines which truly reflect this magnificent estate.
Vintage
2021 was challenging: the vineyard was affected by frost in April, and a hailstorm in
August, which affected yields. September saw very hot, dry conditions, which
concentrated the flavours in the berries and encouraged them to reach full maturity.
Vineyard
The vines are planted in distinctive plots at altitudes ranging from 340 metres' elevation
up to 640 metres above sea level in the ‘les Brunets’ vineyard. The vines benefit from
good sun exposure, tempered by the cooling effects of the altitude, which imparts a
naturally refreshing character to the wine. 80% of the vines are planted with a northfacing orientation on clay, limestone soils; the clay element retains water and helps to
nurture the vines throughout the warm, dry Mediterranean summers. The remaining
20% of the vineyards are south-facing, maximising sun exposure and are planted in the
distinctive pink marble soil. This combination of terroirs gives Grand Boise its freshness,
tension and depth. The vineyard is certified organic and farmed under biodynamic
principles, with the viticultural methods carefully tailored to the requirements of each
plot. Cereals and vegetables are grown among the vines to maintain the soil, keeping
it aerated and bringing nitrogen and nourishment to the vines. The soils are horseploughed to avoid compaction and the grapes are manually harvested.
Winemaking
This rosé cuvée was produced by directly pressing the grapes, allowing the colour from
the skins to tint the juice with this delicate blush colour. Fermentation took place with
indigenous yeasts, which help to retain the character of the plot, in temperature
controlled stainless steel and concrete tanks to retain the purity of fruit. Sulphur was not
added during vinification to preserve the maximum aromas; only minimal levels of
sulphur were added at bottling.
Tasting Note
A dry, elegant and refreshing rosé with aromas of white peach layered with floral notes,
mineral nuances and white pepper. Delicious red fruits on the palate lead to a crisp
and uplifting finish.
Grape
Syrah 50%, Grenache 30%, Cinsault 20%
Winemaker: Jean Simonet
Region: Côtes de Provence
Subregion: Sainte-Victoire
Country: France
Alcohol: 12%

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