Domaine Gavoty 'Grand Classique' Cotes de Provence Rosé, France 2021
Surrounded by oak and pine forests and bordered by the Issole, Gavoty is a polycultural farm encompassing 110 hectares in total, and the family has worked the land without synthetic chemicals for decades, obtaining organic certification in recent years. For their Rosé, rather than pressing the grapes immediately after harvest by rote as many Provence rosés are, the Grand Classique macerates for several hours before pressing, and the saignée and first-press juice are vinified separately. This gives the wine a racy acidity wed to gleaming fruits that are just the right amount of vinous.
Grapes: Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan