2015 Cotes de Provence White, Chateau L'Afrique

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Producer: Chateau L'Afrique

Wine: 2015 Cotes de Provence Blanc

Varietals: 50% Rolle (Vermentino), 50% Ugni Blanc

Nose: Aromas of white fleshed fruit and vine peaches

Palate: Full-bodied attack with notes of stone fruit.  Well rounded, fine expression of the terroir

Food: Bouillabaisse, grilled sea bass with fennel

Cellaring: Drink now

Chateau L'Afrique - Cuers, Cotes de Provence

Chateau L'Afrique

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 terroir.