Famille Sumeire,

César à Sumeire Blanc

  • Greg Sherwood: 91


Bottle size: 750 ml,

In stock

César (1921-1998), the famous french sculptor known for his compressions signed this Cuvée “César à Sumeire” as a mark of fondness for the Sumeire family and for his Native Provence. A selection of Château Coussin’s best parcels selected for optimum quality.

Crystalline robe with white gold reflections.
A floral nose, with notes of elderberry and violet.
The freshness and the richness are perfectly balanced in mouth, on touches of nectarine and white peach. A persistent finish with the flowers of the first nose.

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.
"The Cotes de Provence covers a varied patchwork of different maritime terroirs, one of the most important being the clay-limestone soils made up of ancient gravelly alluvial deposits where the 30-year-old Rolle vines (Vermentino) of Famille Sumeire are cultivated to produce beautifully crisp, fresh, characterful wines. The 2021 Blanc has a glassy pale neural translucent colour but boasts an intense aromatics of white flowers, honey suckle, pear drops, peach stones, nectarines, green melon rock candy and an underlying stony limestone minerality. The palate is medium-bodied with an expressive, leesy, glycerol weight in the mouth. Crystalline and pure fruited, there is a deceptive richness that is finely balanced by bright fresh acids that highlight notes of crunchy white peaches, green pears, more nectarine citrus and a subtle wet river pebble minerality on the faintly saline finish. Wonderfully Mediterranean in character, this wine’s flavours simply cry out for grilled white fish, shellfish platters and poached salmon. Drink now and over the next 1 to 2 years." - Greg Sherwood MW.
Cultivar Description:Rolle (Vermentino)