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.
Pale brilliant pink. Lively, mineral-accented orange zest, strawberry and floral scents show very good clarity and pick up a spicy nuance with aeration. Nicely concentrated yet lively on the palate, offering incisive red berry, blood orange and floral pastille flavors underscored by a dusty mineral quality. Shows sharp delineation and cut on the finish, which hangs on with strong tenacity. Rating: 91 Points; Josh Raynolds, Vinous
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