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
Cabernet Sauvignon 30%
Yield: 45 hl/ha.
Minimum use of pesticide approach (Agriculture raisonnée)
100% destemming and then vinification in stainless steel vats. Hot post fermentation maceration. Maturing in stainless steel vats.
Appearance: Intense colour with hints of crimson.
Nose: Powerful bouquet developing jammy notes of black fruit and sweet spices.
Palate: A very smooth wine with a great depth and length.
Warm, silky tannins.
Matching food & wine
This wine is perfect with a Provençal beef casserole or meat grilled on a barbecue.