The Côtes de Provence AOC is located in the southeast of France and its reputation is largely based on its rosé wines. The Provence wine region enjoys an exceptional amount of sunshine with hot summers accompanied by the Mistral wind, and its terroir is made up of a complex geology. Each wine is therefore imbued with the personality of its terroir resulting in a wide variety.
Once the harvest is brought in, every effort is made to prevent oxidation of the musts as they undergo direct pressing. The wines are vinified at low temperature, depending on the yeast used. Once fermentation is completed, we age the wine on the gross lees or fine lees according to the potential of each vat. Malolactic fermentation is systematically prevented in order to retain as much freshness and tension in the wines as possible.
Serve between 12-14°C. Best enjoyed within 1-2 years. Pair with grills, white meats, fish or exotic cuisine.
Maison Castel was founded in Bordeaux in 1949 by a family of 9 brothers and sisters, and remains a family business to this day. For over 60 years they have devoted their energy and skills to spreading the word about French wines throughout the world. Maison Castel is now the largest wine company in France, and third largest in the world, recognised globally as a symbol of high quality and unparalleled expertise.
Bronze Medal 90 Points - Melbourne International Wine Competition (MIWC) 2018
90 Points - National Liquor News blind tasting August 2018
Tasting Note: Pale pink with bluish tints. Aromas of red fruit and citrus. Delicate palate with notes of red berries and possessing a lovely citrus freshness.