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Chateau Gairoird Provence Rose 2018 £14.45
CHATEAU GAIROIRD PROVENCE ROSE
Château Gairoird produces organic wines on its 45 hectare domaine just outside the village of Cuers in the Côtes de Provence AOC. Here Olivier Pierrefeu grows numerous Provence cépages including Grenache, Cinsault, Rolle, Syrah and Tibouren on typical Provence terroir; well draining, stony limestone-clay soil - gravoches - which is perfect for classic Provence rosé. Harvested by night to make this rosé de presse, the juice is cool-fermented for 2-3 weeks in stainless steel tanks, then stays on its fine lees until bottling in January. Côtes de Provence rosé is all about the blend and up to 10 other varieties in tiny proportions go into this wine.
This beautiful organic rosé is gastronomic and elegant with sweet fruit aromas and flavours of ripe peaches on the palate.
Perfect apéritif but also a good match with a crab fritter, sushi, tuna tartare or salmon. While in Provence it may be served with bouillabaisse (a tomato and saffron infused fish stew). Also suits a creamy goat cheese.
Concours Général Agricole Paris 2017
The Wine Merchant Top 100 2016