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Côtes de Provence Rosé, Château de Galoupet Cru Classé 2017

Rose Wine from France - Provence / Massif / Corsica
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Positioned within sight of the sea at Hyères, this was one of buyer Marcel Orford-Williams’ favourites when on the hunt for pinks for members! It’s as pale as possible with wonderful delicacy and subtlety of flavour which it achieves year after year. Exquisite, dry and refreshing rosé from mainly grenache and cinsault grapes; the 2017 would be lovely with a clam risotto, say the producers.
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Code: FC34481

Wine characteristics

  • Rose Wine
  • 1 - Bone dry
  • Cinsault
  • 13% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Cork, plastic

Château de Galoupet

One of the biggest wine estates in Provence, Galoupet has a long history and certainly predates the reign of Louis XIV, whose rule began in 1643.

The derivation of the name is unclear and may come from the Provençal word for a whistle used by the ‘tambourinaires’, fifers and drummers who toured old Provence playing music at fairs on feast days.

This is one of the largest estates in Provence at 165 hectares, including palms, eucalyptus, oleander and citrus trees. The terroir is exceptional with offshore islands and sea breezes conspiring to create a natural barrier from the elements, allowing the fruit to flourish and gain freshness and complexity in a mild climate. The estate is planted with a roll-call of indigenous regional grape varieties as well as more internationally recognised newcomers: grenache, mourvèdre, cinsault, syrah, tibouren, rolle, semillon, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, calladoc and carignan have all put down roots in the schistous chalky soils.

Modern winemaking techniques are employed, under the watchful eye of consultant oenologist Gilles Bascles, in their arched underground cellars and 60% of production is rosé.

Since 1955 the estate has been entitled to use the denomination ‘cru classé’ on their labels, one of only 18 properties in the appellation permitted to do so.

Daily Mail

In terms of value formoney, few can match the class of this rosé.

- Matthew Jukes

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