food and wine
Half case: £83.51
Full case: £158.22
Meet the Producer
On the outskirts of the village of Cuers, Château Gairoird is a 45ha certified organic domaine belonging to an old Provençal family – the Counts of Pierrefeu – but not at all flashy or posh. Olivier, who is the current Count, is a quiet and thoughtful man and Château Gairoird has established a reputation for its own bottled wines (having previously sold his wines in bulk) . The terroir is classic Provence with free-draining, chalky-clay soil dotted with galets and, with wonderful echoes of Jean de Florette, the Château has its own ‘source’.
Château Gairoird produces organic wines on its 45 hectare domaine just outside the village of Cuers in the Côtes de Provence AOC. Here Olivier Pierrefeu grows numerous Provence cépages including Grenache, Cinsault, Rolle, Syrah and Tibouren on typical Provence terroir; well draining, stony limestone-clay soil - gravoches - which is perfect for classic Provence rosé. Harvested by night to make this rosé de presse, the juice is cool-fermented for 2-3 weeks in stainless steel tanks, then stays on its fine lees until bottling in January. Côtes de Provence rosé is all about the blend and up to 10 other varieties in tiny proportions go into this wine.
This beautiful organic rosé is gastronomic and elegant with sweet fruit aromas and flavours of ripe peaches on the palate.
Perfect apéritif but also a good match with a crab fritter, sushi, tuna tartare or salmon. While in Provence it may be served with bouillabaisse (a tomato and saffron infused fish stew). Also suits a creamy goat cheese.
Concours Général Agricole Paris 2017 - Silver
The Wine Merchant Top 100 2016 - Top 100
6 x 75cl
CINSAULT, GRENACHE, ROLLE
CÔTES DE PROVENCE
CONTAINS SULPHITES AND NO OTHER ALLERGENS