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Côtes de Provence Rosé, Merle, Château Pas de Cerf 2022
This deliciously dry, fruity blend of grenache with cinsault and tibouren wowed the wine Champions panel this year with its ‘expressive, pretty red-fruit flavour’ and the promise of stylish summer drinking.
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- Rose Wine
- 2 - Dry
- Now to 2025
- 13% Alcohol
- no oak influence
- Cork, diam
Château du Pas de Cerf
Eight generations of the Gualtieri family have farmed this Provence estate in the Massif des Maures since 1848, and today that honour falls to Geneviève, Patrick and their daughters. The 80 hectares of south-facing, schist-like soils here are bathed in warm sunshine during the growing season, soaking it up and throwing it back on the grapes to help them ripen fully while allowing what rainfall there is to drain into, and well below, the surface with ease, accessible to the roots that can push through the fissured sub-soils. Rolle, semillon, grenache noir, cinsault, thibouren, syrah, mourvèdre, cabernet sauvignon and carignan are all grown for a range of white, rosé and red wines. Farming is sustainable, using organic manures. The winery and barrel cellar are both half-buried in the hillside, some 7 metres deep, so that both are naturally cooled and the presses, stainless steel vats and barrels can be filled by gravity rather than the rougher handling of pumps.