Château l'Afrique - Côtes de Provence - Rosé - 2016
is currently backordered. You may still purchase it now but we won't be able to ship it until it becomes available again.
Appellation: Côtes de Provence
Varieties: 50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 10% Syrah, 10% Tibouren
Estate: A property of Roman origin, located in the heart of the Pierrefeu region.
Located in the commune of Cuers, in the heart of the Pierrefeu region, Château l'Afrique is a very old wine property that has existed since Roman times, as can be seen from the remains of a Gallo-Roman bread oven that was discovered in the middle of the vines.
The Château was named at the beginning of the nineteenth century, when the former owners returned from Africa to settle in Provence. There was a strong Oriental influence at the time, following Napoleon's Egyptian campaign in 1798.
And so it was that in 1840 an oriental turbaned head was carved to look out over the red, rocky landscape, over the sundial in the shape of Africa, under the setting moon, to the olive trees so symbolic of the Mediterranean... the entire property echoes its name and the orient.
Tasting Notes : Pale pink with golden highlights.
A flatering nose of rippened pineapple and pink grapefruit.
Round and refreshing citrus , typical of the Pierrefeu terroir.