This beautifully sited property is located in the prime Massif des Maures region where wonderfully fresh and typical rose and red wines are produced. Owned for four generations by the Abeille family (of the famed Chateau Mont-Redon in Chateauneuf-du-Pape) the property has been totally renovated since 1988 both for the vineyards and Chateau and also the winemaking facility. The winery is now fully temperature controlled and equipped with the latest winemaking equipment which has enabled a dramatic increase in quality in the last few years.
The vineyard is planted with the classic varieties for the region of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah together with a little Rolle (Vermentino) which is blended into the delicately coloured and very fragrant rose. Both the rose and red wines are aged in temperature controlled stainless steel to keep the freshness of both the aromas and the fruit so typical of the wines of this region. These are wines made to drink for their freshness and they perfectly suit warmer climates like Provence and also the coastal regions of Australia. Little wonder that these wines are finding such a ready and accepting home all around Australia.
Made from a blend of 40% Grenache, 50% Cinsault, 7% Syrah and 3% Vermentino. Farmed and made by the owners of Chateau Mont-Redon from Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Just a few months of lees aging can add a pleasantly silky texture, as seen in Riotor's 2017 Cotes de Provence Rose. Attractive hints of struck flint add complexity to the peach and raspberry aromas, while the light to medium-bodied palate draws to a mouthwatering, softly textural close". Rating: 90 Points; Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Has a pale pink colour and a fresh, delicate strawberry nose to match. Otton loved it. "Ballerina ribbon sheen in the glass, lovely to look at," she found. "Pink fruits, hints of orange citrus and light spice on the nose. Delicious creamy texture, core of perfectly ripe strawberry fruit, finishing on a dry, savoury redcurrant note." The balance of flavours, acidity and texture are excellent and there’s good length. "An exceptional mix of breadth and freshness," added Paterson. Rating: 95 Points; Gourmet Traveller WINE
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