Chateau du Galoupet. First Growth Rose from Provence!‏

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First Growth Rose from Provence!

 

The Chateau du Galoupet is an old domaine. It was officially mentioned on the first map of France during the reign of Louis XIV (1638-1715). Today is comprises over 160 hectares of which almost half are planted to vines.


Galoupet Rose Bottle Wine has been made in provence for over 2,600 years. Today, the area is mostly know for its Roses, which are often considered the finest in the world.


In 1955 Provence became the only wine region outside of Bordeaux to develop a rating classification for its estates. Chateau du Galoupet was one of only 14 estates to be granted the extremely privileged designation "Cru Classe" (since increased to 18). The rating was based on the estates' history, winemaking and cellar reputation, and overall vineyard quality.


Located by the sea, the Chateau is surrounded by a luxurious Mediterranean flora of palmtrees, citrus trees, eucalyptus and oleanders is set on a foundation of metamorphic rocks and the exposure is such as to enable optimum ripening of grapes. This factor, associated with the excellent choice of grape varieties used, gives softness and fruitiness to the wines. Winemaking, ageing and bottling are carried out in the cellars. 

 

Over the last few years I have been asked by many clients to add a Rose to our portfolio. Over that period I have tasted many different, but have rarely been impressed. That is until I was shown Chateau de Galoupe Cotes de Provence Cru Classe Rose.  

 

The current vintage (2013) is a blend of 45% Cinsault, 40% Grenache and 5% each Syrah, Mourvedre and Tibournen. The style is savoury and mineral, with lovely balance, avoiding the sweetness that plagues many roses. It is a super example.

 

We will ship our first order in September so it arrives in time for summer drinking. As usual, we offer a 15% Pre Arrival Discount. However, for unbroken Cases of 12 Bottles we increase this discount to 20%. 

 

This is no ordinary Rose, Chateau de Galoupet appears on the wines lists of prestigious restaurants worldwide.

 

Chateau du Galoupet Cotes de Provence Cru Classe Rose 2013

Normally $29.95

Pre Arrival Price $25.45

Case of 12 Bottles $287.50 (=$23.96 a bottle)

 

Galoupet Label Wine Enthusiast: Soft and lightly fruity, it has flavors of bitter almonds as well as red fruits. This gives the wine a firm character with some tannins and a mineral texture. Wait until late 2014 before drinking.

 

Wine Spectator: A brisk, stony style, with lovely tea, melon rind, savory, talc and wet stone notes. Displays range while remaining high-pitched and graceful. Shows good cut through the finish.

 

Click here to read more tasting notes and order on line 

 

Wine may be purchased on line, by phone or by email to sales@grandmillesime.com.au. 

 

Cheers, 
Darren 

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Grand Millesime Pty Ltd

21 Toorak Road

South Yarra

Vic 3141

 

Phone: (03) 9326 5737

Fax: (03) 9326 6744

 

www.grandmillesime.com.au

sales@grandmillesime.com.au

 

Dubreuil-Fontaine Dinner Bishop Sessa

 

Dubreuil-Fontaine Dinner at Bishop Sessa in Sydney

9 Seats left!

 

Domaine Dubreuil-Fontaine is our best selling Burgundy Domaine.

 

Each year the wines are extremely well received.

 

Our 2012 Reds have arrived and we have scheduled a dinner to allow you to taste 10 wines from the vintage along with some earlier bottlings.

 

We'll open 13 wines from Bourgogne up to the Corton Grand Crus. Thirteen wines in total - 4 Whites and 9 Reds! We'll serve 6 Grand Crus on the evening. The wines will be accompanied by a 4-course meal at the popular Bishop Sessa in Surry Hills. 

 

The dinner also provides an opportunity to sample the current 2012 vintage and with the wines starting to arrive enforce this is an opportunity not to be missed. Due to space we have a limited number of seats so please book quickly if you wish to attend.

  
$195.00 per Person
 
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