12.5% | FRANCE

Litchee-pink colour, very pale and limpid. The nose has great finesse. Pink grapefruit and linden blossom notes reveal this wine’s very rich mineral quality in a poetic evocation of the...
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Litchee-pink colour, very pale and limpid.

The nose has great finesse. Pink grapefruit and linden blossom notes reveal this wine’s very rich mineral quality in a poetic evocation of the sun rising over the Provence garrigue on a summer day.

On the palate, the wine is ample and balanced around sensations of freshness, delicacy and sweetness. It is bursting with small fresh fruits such as the arbutus berries on the wooded hillsides of the schist terroir of the Château la Gordonne. The long, pleasant finale expresses the finesse and flavour of a wild strawberry sorbet.

Chateau La Gordonne has always had wide appeal. As early as the 1st century BC, the Romans set up on the site of La Gordonne to take advantage of its vines and its wines, but above all, to enjoy the exceptional microclimate of La Gordonne's schist crater.

In 1300, the Carthusians from the La Verne monastery near Pierrefeu du Var began working the vineyard. Sully, a fine connoisseur, stayed at La Gordonne several times, although it was known as ‘La Mayon d'Aurran’ at the time. The estate was planted with vines and olive trees, and took its name from Conseiller de Gourdon, who owned it from 1650 to 1663. Then in 1663, the Conseiller de Dedons, Lord of Pierrefeu, bought part of the Aurran property known as ‘La Gordonne’ and its house, vines, and olive trees.

In 1754, the Dedons family, now Marquis de Pierrefeu, still owned the estate. Records of a new owner, the Bishopric of Toulon, can be found just before the French Revolution in 1789. In 1850, the Chateau and its outbuildings were completely restored. In 1922, Mr Grimaud, a genuine wine producer who had become owner of the property, started selling Chateau La Gordonne wine, renowned for its richness and its intensity, in the Toulon market.

The Chateau has been selling its wines ever since. With the extremely high quality of its wines and the creation of the La Chapelle Gordonne cuvee, Chateau La Gordonne is now entering a new stage towards its international recognition.

Le Bernardin in NYC. They have 3 Michelin stars and are rated the best restaurant in New York City. Aldo Sohm, head sommelier of Le Bernardin, chose 15 still Provence style Roses for a blind tasting with his team of sommeliers. The Chateau La Gordonne "La Chapelle Gordonne" Rose received the highest score. It's newest vintage will be poured at Le Bernardin and Aldo Sohm Wine Bar this year. Need we say more?

"Château La Gordonne is one of the largest estates in Provence, with more than 740 acres of vines under the Massif des Maures. Part of Vranken Pommery Monopole, La Gordonne is overseen by Bruno Maillard, who crafted a lush, full-bodied rosé in 2018. It’s creamy yet firm, sweet yet earthy, with mango and red-berry notes illuminated by pink-grapefruit acidity. Those flavors last with an elegant line, ready to drink all the way through dinner."
94 Points, Wine & Spirits

"This wine is fresh in nature while also rich in a ripe strawberry flavor. It's a well-balanced blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault that is fruity and rounded in feel, yet lifted by bright acidity."
91 Points, Wine Enthusiast

Key Facts

Grenache and Shiraz/Syrah
South of France

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