Domaine Gavoty 'Melopee de Gavoty' Cotes de Provence Rose, 2017
Structurally capable of being served with tasty dishes, it is full and hearty. It goes marvellously well with spiced dishes, and Mediterranean savours.
"Quite a serious style of Provence Rose, there is a delicate balance between fruit weight and a savoury edge which makes it very enjoyable to drink. There’s a touch of bitterness which is smoothed out by mineral acidity and subtle spice hinting at oak." Decanter Magazine. 91 points (2015 vintage)
Owned by the Gavoty family since 1806, the estate is currently run by the eighth generation. Starting in 1985 Roselyne Gavoty took charge of the wine-making process, and gave new commercial impetus to the estate. In 2001, she took over management of the entire operation, with the help of her husband Hervé. Together they organically farm the 43 hectares of vineyards and has a deep respect for the environment. Sheltered from the sea by the Maures Massif, winters here can be severe, -10°C is not uncommon, and summer nights are cool, giving the wines great balance.
|Sub-region||Cotes de Provence|
|Alcohol % by Vol.||13.0%|
|Style||Rosé - Dry & elegant|
Provence is a place where the sun always shines, and life rolls by at a relaxed pace. These qualities are reflected in the wines produced in Provence today, from the fun-to-drink roses that make the perfect companion to a summer holiday, whilst the young, light, and racy red and white wines available offer up a surprising range of complexity and flavours.