Château Gairoird produces organic wines on its 45 hectare domaine just outside the village of Cuers in the Côtes de Provence AOC. Here Olivier Duffort 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.
A classic Provence rosé, deep salmon pink in colour with full-flavoured yet nicely balanced savoury fruit – very much a food rosé.
Well-suited to a wide range of dishes, crab fritters, tuna tartare, grilled salmon, linguine with tomato and olive sauce.
- Weight: 1 kg