Cotes de Provence is the ultimate Rose dream. In Provence’s “golden triangle,” the soil is known as the terre de rosé. Here, at the base of the Massif des Maures, on the sundrenched hills of Pierrefeu, nestled in a small valley, spreads the Domaine de Grandpré estate, with its 64 acres of vines, its olive trees, and its woodlands surrounded by the wild smell of thyme, lavender, and rosemary.
Grapes are harvested by hand, at the point of perfect maturity – whenever they decide they are ready. Harvest takes place early in the morning to take advantage of cooler temperatures and give our rosé as little color as possible. Very short maceration at low temperatures, delicate pressure. At each step of the vinification process, our main concern is to preserve the natural aromas and the delicate, elegant flavors of our rosés.
With its pale pink hue, this rosé, made from 40-year-old vines, shows refined aromas under a bouquet of white flowers, apricot, and garrigue. The mouth-feel is round and powerful with a long finish of citrus.