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About This Wine
This wine comes from both parcels of Chardonnay from Guffen's Château des Tourettes and number of vineyards in the Luberon, the high country of Provence nestled between the Alpes de Haute Provence and the Vaucluse plain. This year the wines were fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged entirely in seasoned oak barrels (the wine was previously 80% tank reared). The purity of Guffen's 2015 fruit also allowed for extend lees contact this year, so fans of this wine might notice the upsurge in texture. It's creamy-textured Provençal white with subtle stone fruit and herby notes that speak of the south. There's some rich, rolling fruit for that endangered species who like their Chardonnay with real flavor and fruit, but also plenty of the classic Guffens purity, precision and rocky freshness.
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.