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 70% Grenache 30%
Yield: 55 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.
Bright ruby color
Nose of elderberry and toasted almonds
Fresh on the palate, delicate notes of pine nuts, with silky tannins
Matching food & wine
This wine is perfect with a Provençal beef casserole or meat grilled on a barbecue.