La Croix de Prieur is Château Coussin's second wine, produced in the heart of the Trets terroir. It is made from a plot that belonged to the monks of the Abbey of Saint Victor in Marseille, in the Middle Ages.
Average age of vines: 30 years
Syrah 60% Grenache 40%
Yield: 45 hl/ha.
Minimum use of pesticide approach (Agriculture raisonnée)
100% destemming and then vinification in stainless steel vats. Post fermentation maceration at a temperature of 25 to 30 °. Maturing in stainless steel vats.
Dark red with purple highlights
An expressive nose of black berries and currant
Smooth with silky tanins and notes of liquorice
Nice lenthy finish
Matching food & wine
This wine is perfect with a Provençal beef casserole or meat grilled on a barbecue.