Nestling in the foothills of the famous Mount Sainte Victoire, in the heart of a magnificent environment, a few kilometres only from Aix-en-Provence, the Château Gassier’s 40 hectares vineyard is located in the picturesque village of Puyloubier. Perched at top of its western peak, at 946m, the Croix de Provence, proud and protectful looks after the vines of the estate. It’s first of all the elegance and the most beautiful expression of the Ste Victoire terroir that Château Gassier captures in its cuvée 946.
Eye: A beautiful yellow color with emerald reflections.
Nose: The nose is elegant and intense, offering notes of exotic fruits (pineapple, passion fruit, guava), notes of yellow and white fruits, a hint of citrus and spice.
Palate: In the mouth it is very round and full, with great length. Its palate evolves between freshness and finesse, revealing turn of white fruit flavors and hints of coconut and vanilla.
Night harvest followed by manual sorting. After a short maceration, the juice has stabulated (temperature <8 ° C) before being separated from the lees (dense parts of the juice). Part of the wine is fermented and aged in a dedicated concrete tank, while the other part is fermented and aged in an Austrian Stockinger oak barel. Then both bases of wine are combined to create 946 white.