Unexpected White - Chateau Montaud, Cotes de Provence 2020
This is a delicious and crisp white wine from the sun-kissed South of France. It is made from Vermentino or as they call it in Provence, Rolle, and it is beautifully balanced with complex and very easy drinking flavours with white flowers in the bouquet and apples and almonds being most evident on the palate. Although it is very appealing as an aperitif it also pairs well with food especially Provencal starters and seafood. White meat is also a great pairing.
- Country: France
- Region: Provence
- Subregion: Côtes De Provence Pierrefeu
- Vintage: 2020
- Colour: White
- Grape Variety: Vermentino
- ABV: 12.5%
- Bottle Size: 75cl
- Closure: Natural cork
- Style: Fresh and easy drinking
- Drink With: Fish and seafood, Provencal starters.
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.