A Provence Rosé Bursting with White Flowers and White Fruit
Founded in 1982 by Anthony Gassier at the foot of Mount Sainte-Victoire in Provence
, Chateau Gassier
is today managed by the fifth winegrowing generation of the same family. Today, the estate expands over 40 hectares of vines in the heart of the Arc Valley. The wide array of soil types to be found on the Sainte Victoire terroir allows for the cultivation of various different varietals, including Grenache
. The Esprit Gassier 2017
from Chateau Gassier
is produced from a blend of grapes sourced from neighboring parcels around the estate vineyards, classified in the Cotes de Provence
appellation. The vines grow in soils that combine clay, limestone pebbles and sand caused by the erosion of the nearby mountain. After picking, the fruit is delivered to the winery, where it undergoes cold direct pressing with skin contact while the press is filled. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats at a low temperature (14 °C) and then 18 °C towards the end. The wine then matures in stainless steel for 2 months, before it undergoes bentonite fining and tangential filtration.
The Esprit Gassier 2017
from Château Gassier
presents a very clear appearance, with shades of peach, in the glass. On the nose, this wine is quite intense, revealing notes of white flowers and white fruits (peach), along with spicy notes and hints of fresh clementine. On the palate, this Provence rosé offers a luxuriously round mouthfeel, highlighted by citrus fruit and a fresh acidity on the finish. The perfect pairing to grilled seafood or roasted veal with mushrooms.
Parker : 88 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Unabashedly fruit-driven, the 2017 Cotes de Provence Rose Esprit Gassier boasts big aromas of melon, peach and lime. It's a light to medium-bodied blend of 35% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 25% Syrah and 10% Rolle that tightens up slightly on the finish to end on a lingering citrusy note.
- Grape varieties
- Conventional farming
- Wine certification
- Dessert wine
- Cotes de Provence
- Chateau Gassier
- Contains sulfites