Chateaux Salettes, ‘Ooh Salettes’ Rose’ 2015


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FRANCE Provence Daytime Fun Dry Floral Medium Body Rich Cinsault Grenache Mourvedre 2015


Château Salettes is located just outside La Cadière d’Azur to the north-west and has
been in the same family for 18 generations. In 2011 Jean-Pierre Boyer, who runs the estate, a son-in-law of the original Ricard family who, as traders in nearby Marseille, founded the property in 1604, took on Alexandre Le Corguillé, a trained agronomist and oenologist who oversees all operations on the estate.

In 2015 he extended the cellars in to allow fashionable and fastidious plot-by-plot vinification. (The cellars had until 1985 been in the original 17th-century olive-oil mill but the 1956 frosts killed off the olives that had once been responsible for half of the estate’s production.)

Le Corguillé has also completed a programme of replanting the restanques, stony terraces facing the Mediterranean, with Mourvèdre, the characteristic grape of this quintessentially Provençal appellation whose wines are so much more serious than the norm for this holiday region. The estate is currently being converted to certified organic and is moving towards biodynamic viticulture – which must be a lot easier in this dry, sunny corner than elsewhere in France.

The Château Salettes Rosé is generally a blend of around 40% Mourvedre, 30% Cinsault, 25% Grenache and 5% Syrah.