2014 Château de la Clapière, Cru Classé
Rosé • Provence • Côtes-de-Provence AOC • France • 40% Cinsault, 40% Grenache, 20% Syrah
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2014 Château de la Clapière, Cru Classé, Provence, France, Côtes de Provence AOP
After a Roman and Templar period, the castle becomes the home place of the family De Clapier. A highlight was the visit of Queen Victoria in 1892 that marked its history forever. In 1928 the Castle of Clapière was bought by the Fabre family and was managed for many years by Mr. and Mrs. Constant. It was in 1954 when Mr. Leonce Constant died, that his wife Victoria took over the management of Château de la Clapière. Transformed, expanded, modernized, the domain became as famous as in the past to know in 1955 the consecration of the title of Cru Classé. Today, the property is still managed by the Fabre family (great-grandchildren).
Clay and limestone soil tends the sea border. Property of 53 hectares including 32 hectares of Cru, located in foothills of the Massive des Maures containing a lot of schist in the soil, at the crossroads of the fertile valleys of Sauvebonne and the Borrels, where the vine flourishes among citrus and palm trees under a microclimate.
Harvest in early September. Direct pressing, selection of chilled juices. 10 days of alcoholic fermentation regulated between 17 ° and 22 ° in air-conditioned cellar to preserve the maximum aroma and quality of each grape variety. Racking and assembly at year end and filtration.
The wine is presented in a special bottle called Marie-Christine created from an Emile Gallé glass paste.