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CHÂTEAU L'AFRIQUE
CÔTES DE PROVENCE
Gold Medal at the 2013 Independent Winegrowers Competition
Bronze Medal at the 2013 Brignoles Wine Fair Competition
Gold medal at Mondial du rosé 2013
Commended medal at Decanter World Wine Awards 2013
Selected by "Un vin presque parfait" 2013
GOld medal at Gilbert & Gaillard 2014 ( 86/100)
Wine enthusiast Juillet 2013 : 88/100
Guide Hachette 2014.

 

Terroir
The red sandstone bedrock has produced a sandy limestone soil, which has combined with colluvial soil from the areas of high ground on either side of the terroir.

 

Vineyard
Average age of vines: 35 years Grenache 40% Tibouren 30% Cinsault 30% Yield: 50 hl/ha. Minimum use of pesticide approach (Agriculture raisonnée)

 

Vinification
Direct pressing of the destemmed grapes. Traditional vinification in stainless steel vats. A cooling system is used to chill the grapes.

 

Tasting notes
Appearance: Pale pink with hints of peach. Nose: Refined bouquet of pears. Palate: Notes of pink grapefruit, good freshness and pleasantly lively.

 

Matching food & wine
As an aperitif, with bouillabaisse (Mediterranean fish soup), and with fragrant or spicy dishes.
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