Cool Hunting: The Pink Experience From Provence’s Chateau Gassier
“Radiating from the base of France‘s Mount Sainte-Victoire, the estate vineyards and winery for Château Gassier produces some of the most exemplary rosé wines in the Provence region—from fresh and fun to round and complementary. In fact, their unique microclimate and position within the Arc Valley affords all of these wines the specific designation as a Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire—a sub-appellation recognized since ’05. And here, Château Gassier welcomes guests into their home, granting lovers of rosé a detailed, dynamic and quite pink peek into their produce and products.
Across their 40-hectare estate vineyard—planted with Grenache, Cinsault, Rolle and Syrah—a terroir of clay and limestone gives way to patches of silt and sand. At an altitude of 330 meters, wind sweeps over the vines, bringing along salty Mediterranean air. With a setting so spectacular, the French government declared the sub-region a natural reserve, referred to as a Grand Site de France…”