There are few wines more suited to the Australian Summer than a chilled bottle of Rose. Whether you are enjoying seafood or a BBQ in the blazing sun there are few wines as refreshing and satisfying.
The best Rose comes from Provence in France and at the top of the tree are the Cru Classe wines.
We are pleased to have Chateau de Galoupet in our portfolio, once of a small number of domaines producing at this top level.
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.
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.
The wine is now in stock. For Australia Day we offer a 15% Discount. And 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
Summer Special Price $25.45
Case of 12 Bottles $287.50 (=$23.96 a bottle)
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.
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The perfect summer wine. Try it with seafood or chicken and lamb cooked on the BBQ.