Chateau Mascaronne

by Estelle
Type: Rose Wine

Provence is among the earliest regions in France that saw widespread cultivation of grapevines. Even prior to settlement by the Ancient Greeks over 2500 years ago there is some evidence that winemaking and grape cultivation was already occurring. Cut forward a few millennia and the area is still famous for wine production, the crown jewels of which are red and rose production. Defying uniform classification, the region's soil yields a variety of compositions including chalk limestone, shale and even layers of quartz crystal. The warm growing season and strong breeze from the sea mitigate disease pressure and preserve acidity making the resulting wines among the most versatile on the planet. 

Located at 1,000 feet above sea level at the top of a hill the Mascaronne estate is ringed by indigenous oak, pine and olive trees. The elevation and resulting transpiration from the extensive trees keep the estate several degrees cooler than others in the area, preserving acidity and balanced ripening.  Planted to the traditional blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah with a dash of Vermintino this bottling deftly walks the tightrope of minerality and fruit expression in a way that only the best rose can capture. As the name suggests (Quat’Saisons translates to 4 seasons) this is a bottling that can be enjoyed all year or cellared for a summer in the future.