SOIL: A mixture of schist and clay characterize Château Léoube soils. The proximity of the sea, the daily sea breeze and cool nights are all factors that provide an ideal climate for growing grapes. A particular situation that contributes to making Provence rose wine out of common.
VARITIES: Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Mourvèdre
WINEMAKING: To obtain a perfect sorting, harvesting is manual only. The grapes are transported directly to the winery where they are pressed directly. The juice extraction is slow and delicate. Fermentations, alcoholic and malolactic are made in stainless steel tanks. The bottling of the Provence rose wine takes place in the spring after clarification.
AGEING POTENTIAL: 2 years
TASTING: Whilst dry and crisp, there is fine intensity of strawberry and white peach fruit. This could well turn out to be a Rosé that improves and gains complexity with age.
SERVING TEMPERATURE : 10 – 12 °C
WINE PAIRING: aperitif, scallops, tartare and fine flaky fish. It would also be an intriguing match for fruit‐based dessert.