Producer: Chateau L'Afrique
Wine: 2012 Cotes de Provence Red
Varietals: 80% Syrah, 15% Carignan, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
Nose: Dark color with purple hues, jammy aromas of strawberries
Palate: Smooth tannins, refreshing, hints of spice, black currant
Food: Roasted farmhouse chicken with wild mushrooms, porterhouse steak
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar until 2019
Chateau L'Afrique - Cuers, Cotes de Provence
Famille Sumeire is located in the commune of Cuers, in the heart of the Cotes de Provence. The estate has been producing wine since the Roman times. The originality of the name comes from the 19th century and the oriental trend influenced by the painter Géricault. A long alley of cypress trees crosses the vineyard to reach the huge yellow-ochre provençal house. Olivier Sumeire is the 8th generation winemaker.
The statue adorning the label, dated 1840 and placed at the end of the estate
alley, is the work of sculptor Antoine Aprile, native from Cuers.
Cotes de Provence - plots
The red sandstone bedrock has produced a sandy limestone soil, which has
combined with colluvial soil from the areas of high ground on either side of the