CHÂTEAU De PAMPELONNE

VINTAGE

2016

APPELLATION

Côtes de Provence, France 

GRAPE VARIETIES

Grenache | Cinsault | Syrah | Tibouren | 

TO TASTE WITH

Pairs well with Fish Tartar, Red Mullet Fillet and Grilled Sea Bass.

SERVING

Between 10 - 12°c 

TASTING NOTES

A classic Provence Rosé, that is elegant and lively in the mouth, with mineral refinement alongside peach and hawthorn notes. 

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THE FAMILY

The estate has been in the Gasquet-Pascaud family since 1840, when it was purchased by Gasquet ancestor André Folco, treasurer for Napoléon III. The current proprietor of this beautiful 400 acre domaine is Edgar Pascaud, and his daughter Marie directs Pampelonne’s winemaking.

THE LAND

The magnificent 17th century Château de Pampelonne borders the famous French Riviera beach of the same name in the commune of Ramatuelle, near Saint Tropez. Château de Pampelonne produces an excellent red wine and a modest amount of white wine, but it is the Côtes de Provence Rosé for which the estate is best known. In addition to the classic rosé cépages of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah, Pampelonne also uses Tibouren in the blend. This ancient Greek variety, now unique to this area of France, is valued for the aromatic intensity it lends to some of Provence’s finest rosés.