Château Gassier

Provence, France

Esprit Gassier, Côtes de Provence — 2020

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  • Introduction

    • “Esprit Gassier” is the “Gassier Spirit” that combines the exceptional terroir of the Sainte-Victoire region with Côtes de Provence varietals to produce a wine that expresses the family’s passion, expertise and creativity. The beautiful label, designed by a local artist, is silk-screened on the bottle to create a striking package

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Château Gassier is situated 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) from Aix en Provence, at the foot of Mount Sainte Victoire. Its 40 hectares (98.84 acres) benefit from an ideal location in the heart of the Arc Valley, protected by Sainte-Victoire in the north, the Regagnas hills in the south and the Aurélien mountains to the east. The vineyards are at 330 meters (1,082 feet) with a southern exposure. Esprit Gassier is sourced from a blend of neighboring parcels surrounding the estate vineyards of Château Gassier.

    • Appellation: Côtes de Provence
    • Soil: Clay and limestone pebbles and sand caused by erosion of Mount Sainte Victoire
    • Density: 4,000 vines/hectare (1,619 vines/acre)
    • Training: Cordon de Royat
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): Started end of August, with fine weather; fruit was picked at peak of ripeness
  • Vinification

    • Pressing: Cold direct pressing, skin contact during filling of the press

    • Fermentation: In stainless steel at a low temperature of 14 C (57.2 F) and then 18 C (64.4 F) at the end of fermentation
    • Aging: In stainless steel for 2 months
    • Filtration: Tangential filtration
    • Fining: Bentonite fining
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 39% Grenache, 21% Syrah, 20.5% Cinsault, 5% Mourvedre, 4.5% Rolle, 4.5% Carignan, 1.5% Tibouren, 1.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5% Semillon, 1% Clairette
    • Alcohol: 13%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Appearance: A very appealing rosé with light peach shades

      Nose: Notes of pineapple and red blush grapefruit

      Palate: The wine is pleasant and generous with a round body, great freshness and expressive aromas. Finish on yuzu notes.

    • Serving Suggestions: : To be served between 8°C and 10°C as an aperitif or with California maki, halibut fish, poke bowl or curry quinoa.