Esprit Gassier Côtes de Provence (2019) (IN-STORE WINE PICKUP with ID)
“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.
Grape Varietals: 40% Grenache, 31% Syrah, 12% Cinsault, 6% Semillon, 5% Rolle,
minimal blend of Cabernet, Carignan, Tibouren, Mourvèdre and Clariette
Appellation: Côtes de Provence
Vineyards: 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.
Soil: Clay and limestone pebbles and sand caused by erosion of Mount Sainte Victoire
Vine Density / Training: 4,000 vines/hectare (1,619 vines/acre); Cordon de Royat
Harvest: Started end of August, with fine weather; fruit was picked at peak of ripeness
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
Maturation: In stainless steel for 2 months
Fining and Filtration: Bentonite fining and tangential filtration
Appearance: A very clear Rosé with lychee shades
Nose: Notes of almond flowers with peach notes
Palate: The wine is pleasant and generous with a round body, great freshness and long
lasting aromas reminiscent of fresh almond and redcurrant.
Food Pairing: To be served between 8°C and 10°C as an aperitif, or with California maki, grilled sole, stir fry, razor clam, or poke bowl.