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 pale pink robe with apricot and salmon hints.
Nose: The nose boasts intense notes of white flowers, peaches and exotic fruits (such as mango, fresh coconut and papaya). At second smell, vanilla and warming spices are more present, with a final on roasted aromas.
Palate: On the palate, the 946 has good length. The tropical aromas reappear (papaya, guava, mango), as do citruses and spices, combined to silky and elegant tannins for a luxuriant complexity.
The creation of 946 rosé requires a precise winemaking based on a fine and delicate assembly of three bases of wine. - A wine from the heavier parts of the juice (lees) previously stored at low temperature (4°C), and then filtered. This base gives to the wine roundness in the mouth. - Another base comes from the alcoholic fermentation in half muid (500l) of new Austrian wood (Stockinger) which gives complexity. The last base comes from the fermentation between 14 and 16°C in concrete tank to reveal aromas.