Sparkling - La Maîtresse

Launched in 2002, the Mistress has had an immediate success, with its fruity aromas typical of young Rosé de Provence. The Mistress is distinguished from her illustrious models by a bold and innovative style. It is a sparkling rosé in traditional method. Vines grown in Provence on the most exposed mountains in the south of the Var hinterland.

APPELLATION
Traditional method sparkling rosé grown in Provence on the southern-most hills in the back county of the Var.

SOIL
Rocky and limy clay with southern exposure between 160-200 meters altitude.

VINIFICATION
Each plot is vinified separately. The clusters are quickly pressed with an early separation of the mussels and the presses. Decantation by intense cold. Control of fermentation temperatures 16-17 ° C. After fermentation and stabilization, the base wine is bottled by a second fermentation.

CLIMATE
Thanks to our altitude and micro-climate we have cool temperatures for Provence that allows us to obtain high natural acidity necessary for sparkling wine.

VINES
Grenache, Syrah, Chardonnay.

HARVEST
Hand-picked at 60hl per ha.

WINE MAKING
Each parcel is vinified separately; grapes were quickly pressed with early separation of pressed must; tight cold static must settling; temperature control of fermentation at 16-17°C. After fermentation and stabilization, the base wine is bottled for second fermentation.

MATURING AND BOTTLINGS
After minimum 9 months on the lies, the wine is released for sale over the course of the year as it is needed.

TASTING NOTES
Fish dress with salmon reflections. Nose on notes of red fruits (raspberries, redcurrants, preserved cherries), all slightly sprinkled with spices (cinnamon). The palate has a beautiful length, with aromas of red fruits, with a dominant strawberry. This sparkling wine has a nice material and elegant bubbles. The finals combine both freshness and notes of fruit paste with strawberry.

Awards

Press

Vintage 2014
Guide des Vins de Provence 2014/2015
Eye: clear salmon. Nose: bread pudding, caramel, passion fruit, savory, sugary red fruits, melon and liquorices. Palate: fine and numerous bubbles, with notes of red berries, strawberry and spices. Conclusion: slightly bitter but refined bubbles. Associate with appetizer.

Vintage 2012
Guide des Vins de Provence 2012/2013
Eye: Light old rose with orange reflects and nice brilliance. Nose: typical and refined, with wild notes of white pepper, a subtle freshness of guava and white melon. Nice minerality. Palate: fresh and ample, nicely balanced, abundant bubbles, yet supple and refined. The final is finely peppery and persistent. Conclusion: an elegant appetizer, with fine bubbles and aromas mixing the refinement of spices, earthy freshness and notes of exotic fruits.

Vintage 2006
Wine Enthusiast, Joe Czerwinski, 12/15/2007
86 points. From Côtes de Provence, this is a lightweight sparkling rosé wine that boasts tasty strawberry and sour-apple flavours. A hint of chocolate is on the finish.

Vintage 2003
2004 Tentation Spring N°54
« La Maîtresse », the sparkling rosé brut of « Domaine du Grand Cros » in the Var, that also produces excellent AOC « Côtes-de-Provence » wines, was tasted during « the Welcome Party » at the « Cannes Airlines Forum » in the Carlton. This sparkling rosé brut, elegant, fruity, and very refreshing made in the traditional method will surprise you, as it surprised the guests at the « Erotic Valentine’s » party in London.