Chateau Coussin,

César à Sumeire, Côtes de Provence Rosé

  • Greg Sherwood: 93


Bottle size: 750 ml,

In stock

A limited production release from Chateau Coussin, named in honour of the famous French sculptor Cesar Baldaccini who signed this cuvée as a marked of his fondness for the Sumeire family.

Produced from old low yielding Grenache and Syrah vines, the blend is comprised of precisely 50% of each varietal. This pale pink rosé has a wonderfully robust and lengthy palate of kumquat and apricot with a finish of yellow peach. Not a typical demure Provencal rosé, this is profound and opulent.

Category: SKU: 978d76676f5e-1
In The Cellar
18 days of cold tank stabilisation at 4° C in pre-fermentation phase, then temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel vats.

In The Vineyard
Clay-limestone made up of ancient gravelly alluvial deposits, vestiges of a huge alluvial cone from the streams descending Mont Sainte Victoire (1,010 metres) and bordered to the south by Mont Olympe and Mont Aurélien. Average age of vines: 30 years Grenache 70 % - Syrah/Syrah/Shiraz 30% Yield: 50 hl/ha. Minimum use of pesticide approach (Agriculture raisonnée) High environmental value
"I have slowly been working my way through the superb Rosé wines of Famille Sumeire and finally I have arrived at their flagship offering, the Cesar a Sumeire. A 50%/50% blend produced from old low-yielding Grenache and Syrah vines, this is a very serious effort that as a wonderful textural depth and opulence packed with aromatics of red berries, citrus fruits, tangerine, Seville oranges, apricot peel, fennel and subtle rose petal potpourri spice notes. On the palate there is an impressive glycerol texture and weight but all beautifully balanced showing fabulous complexity of honied peaches, strawberry and echoes of orange citrus and pomegranate. Beautifully plump and round, this 2021 expression finishes with an impressively long savoury mineral length and breadth that will be perfectly matched by a meaty white catch of the day fish dish. Summer can’t come quick enough!" - Greg Sherwood MW.