12.5% | FRANCE

Made from the classic Provence rosé blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault. It has a generous bouquet with aromas of ripe red fruits, such as fresh strawberry, and notes of...
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Made from the classic Provence rosé blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault. It has a generous bouquet with aromas of ripe red fruits, such as fresh strawberry, and notes of blackcurrant and violet. The palate again shows red fruit but this time with grapefruit and other citrus; there’s a touch of richness on the finish.

Château 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 Château and its outbuildings were completely restored. In 1922, Mr Grimaud, a genuine wine producer who had become owner of the property, started selling Château La Gordonne wine, renowned for its richness and its intensity, in the Toulon market.

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

Château La Gordonne is also home to one of the 174 bells of the Var, which predate the French Revolution. This particular bell dates from 1654 and comes from a former chapel which would have been located on the La Gordonne lands.

It is decorated with a row of scrolls and a cross adorned with scrolls standing on a two-tier structure, bearing the inscription ‘IESUS MARIA JOSEPH’. In addition to their religious purpose, these bells were used to warn of fires and invasions or to mark any other important occurrences.

The bell now sits upon the roof at Château La Gordonne, serving as a natural emblem of the Château’s products and a strong symbol of our heritage. This bronze bell was declared a listed monument by ministerial order dated 11 January 1982.

To be enjoyed with Mediterranean cuisine, a bourride or a bouillabaisse of rockfish, but also with meat and cheese. This rosé goes well with spices.

 

Key Facts

Size
150cl
Grapes
Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah
Country
France
Region
South of France
Vintage
2018
ABV %
12.5%
Organic
No
Vegan
No

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