Producer: Chateau L'Afrique
Wine: 2017 Cotes de Provence Rosé
Varietals: 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Tibouren
Nose: A very pale rosewood color. Intense aromas of lychee and pineapple
Palate: Intense and rich notes of crisp apples, passion fruit with a silky and lingering finish.
Food: Fish marinated in Ponzu, dill and pink peppercorn carpaccio, green crab soup, lamb and apricot tagine.
Cellaring: Drink now
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 terroir.