Château Les Valentines - Côtes de Provence - 2016
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Appellation: Côtes de Provence
Varieties: 50% Mourvèdre, 50% Cinsault
Estate: The Château Les Valentines covers a total of 35 hectares. The wine growing estate is classified AOC Côtes de Provence and is more than a century old. The previous owners used to bring their grape harvest to the local cooperative until the new owners took over in 1997. They decided to make their own wine, build a modern winery and called the Domain "Les Valentines", by the names of their children; Valentin & Clémentine. It was an outstanding opportunity for them to fulfill their passion for wine in one of the most attractive parts of south of France. They are excited about this new chapter in their lives as winemakers.
The grape varieties used include those traditional to the area, such as: Cinsaut for its lightness, elegance and fruity aromas, Grenache for its warm and inviting fineness. We use organic method of farming. We plough the earth several times a year. The vines are 30 years old on average.
Skin cold maceration in stainless steel tanks, controlled temperature during alcoholic fermentation around 18°C. Filtration before vacuum bottling.
Tasting Notes: From the mountains inland from Saint-Tropez, this finely textured and deliciously fruity wine from old vines is a blend of 50% Cinsault and 50% Mourvèdre. In this well-balanced wine, fresh fruits are cut with acidity and given weight by a ripely spicy character. It's full in the mouth while remaining completely fresh.