At the base of the Sainte-Victoire mountain in the heart of Provence, (Cézanne’s favorite view) this family estate has been owned and run by the Negrel family for seven generations. Sainte-Victoire was one of twenty-two winemakers who fought for their sub-appellation of Côtes de Provence to be recognized as Rosé – about time, as Rosé from this region is unarguably some of the best produced in Provence. The vignerons of Sainte-Victoire also all elected to practice organic viticulture and have all been certified organic since 2013.
Long dry summers here produce a wonderfully balanced Rosé, with a white floral bouquet, delicate fruit and restrained minerality. Free run, cold maceration, drawn off as the soft sunset pink color begins to show.