A rosé of elegance rather than power. Pale salmon pink, the delicate aromas reveal scents of honey and soft red fruits, both of which emerge as the wine warms in the mouth. There is an unmistakable scent of mint, evoking the herbs that grow wild around the vineyards. Even the nearby sea seems to have left its mark in the appetising, lightly salty finish. A very complete wine, notable for its harmony, freshness and sheer drinkability. Assured, understated and refined, a highly accomplished Provence Rosé.
40% Grenache, 40% Cinsault, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre
Chateau Léoube is an astonishingly beautiful Provencal estate estate lying next to the Mediterranean in the shelter of Cape Bénat. The Bamford family (of JCB fame) purchased the domaine in 1997 and in 2000 recruited Romain Ott, 4th generation winemaker of the fabled Domaine Ott wine making family.
The vines are encircled by wild vegetation composed of rosemary, white heather, sage, myrtle and marine lavender along with clumps of conifers, make this one of the lushest natural environments on the Côte d’Azur. The scent of warm pine resin, grapes waiting to be picked, ripe figs and wild thyme are simply intoxicating.
Romain has been given the resources to produce wines of uncompromising quality from the family's 65 hectares of vines. Production includes white and red wines, but given the location the focus is of course on Rosé.
The estate is farmed organically, grapes are harvested and sorted manually before being pressed to achieve delicate and careful extractions. Temperatures controlled stainless steel fermentation followed by malolactic fermentation ensures bright clean delicate wines are produced that are the epitomy of classic Provencal Rosé.
“The goal is to improve the wines and enhance their quality while maintaining the “Léoube style”: a genuine, precise, fine, balance and elegant wine, dedicated to the pleasure of every moment,” emphasizes Romain Ott.