Le Grand Cros L'Esprit de Provence Rose 2019

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About This Wine

A luminous litchi pink. An intense fruity and complex nose – mango, white peach, little red berries – some floral notes – white flowers. A lot of presence in the attack with beautiful freshness. Fruity aromas especially the little red berries are very present. The finish is persistent and surprising with some hints of fennel offering a slightly savoury finale.

Type Rosé Wine
Varietal(s) Grenache Cinsault
Country France
Region Cotes de Provence
Brand Le Grand Cros
Vintage 2019

Wines from Provence

In the South East of France, Provence can be considered the rosé capital of the world. Rosé from here is dry, refreshing, savoury and pale pink with a slight orange tint. The style is very different to those generally made in Australia.

The largest appellation here is Côtes de Provence, which accounts for nearly 75% of the total production of the Provence region and with rosé production making up 80% of that. The main grape varieties used include Carignan, Cinsaut, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Tibouren with an increase in the adoption of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah in recent times.

The most prestigious appellation is Bandol. The vines in Bandol are planted on silicon and limestone soils which together with the warm, coastal climate is very suitable for the late ripening of the Mourvèdre grape. Wines coming out of Bandol must contain more than 50% Mourvèdre in the blend whether they are roses or reds. Reds from Bandol are just as noteworthy as their rosé counterparts. These wines are known to be powerful, spicy, structured, and age-worthy with critics such as Tom Stevenson considering these full flavoured reds to be some of the region’s best wines.

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