Chateau Montaud - Unexpected Cotes de Provence Pierrefeu Rose
This exceptional, pale and inviting Provence Rose is both elegant and fresh with mineral notes to underpin it and zesty citrus touches to enliven the palate. Generously fruited on the palate, it is rounded with red fruits dominant and it culminates in a long, refreshing finish. It makes a terrific aperitif but also is a perfect partner to seafood, shellfish and a wide variety of Provencal dishes. This is also available in magnum.
- Country: France
- Region: Provence
- Subregion: Côtes De Provence Pierrefeu
- Vintage: 2021
- Colour: Rosé
- Grape Variety: Grenache/Garnacha 50%, Cinsault 30%, Mourvèdre/Monastrell 10%, Syrah/Shiraz 10%
- ABV: 12.5%
- Bottle Size: 75cl
- Closure: Natural cork
- Style: A crisp and refreshing fruit salad
- Drink With: Fish and seafood especially with a Provencal twist
Provence was where winemaking originated in France when the grapevine was introduce over 2,500 years ago. It continued with many invading armies adding there own unique touch to the region, the Romans, Gauls and then on to the clergy and in the abbeys and monasteries until we finally arrive at today.
Although there are many successful whites and reds from Provence, Rose seems to be king of the castle at present and sales are really developing in these days.
Robert Parker -
Muskmelon, peach and dried spices mark the nose of Montaud's 2019 Cotes de Provence Rose. Despite all the fruit up front, this medium-bodied effort seamlessly transitions into a dry, spice-driven finish lined with crushed stone. Nicely done.
About the grower
The Vignobles Ravel Group were founded back in 1951. The Chateau Montaud is to be found halfway between St Tropez and Marseille and is now the headquarters of the group.
Situated on the site of an old Roman settlement, the vineyards benefit from the Mediterranean climate where summers are hot and winters just cool. The winemaking philosophy is to achieve low yields, to not permit irrigation of the vineyards and to only harvest when perfect ripeness has been achieved.
A typically Provencal grape blend of Grenache Noir, Cinsault, Syrah and Mourvedre give a wine that is both complex and fruity, a great expression of Cotes de Provence Rose.