Chateau La Mascaronne Provence Rose 2020 Magnum
- Ullage: 5
- Capsule: 5
- Label: 5
Alistair Cooper93 points
The Wine Advoca91 points
Matthew Jukes90 points
A blend of Grenache 35%, Cinsaut 35%, Syrah 20%, Vermentino 10%
Michel Reybier, owner of Bordeaux château Cos d’Estournel purchased this Certified Organic estate that was once a part of Brad and Angelina’s Chateau Miraval
Located in Côtes-de-Provence, La Mascaronne’s vines are planted on distinctive stone-walled terraces. Certified Agriculture Biologique since 2016, the estate’s sixty-hectare vineyard is a single, continuous plot of land surrounded by oak and olive trees. The wines of Château La Mascaronne are crafted exclusively from grapes grown on-site and include Château La Mascaronne Rosé, a fresh, balanced Rosé that expresses all the qualities of the terroir from which it is produced.
Marked by a dry and hot summer, this vintage saw our deeply rooted vines resist to these conditions and give to the berries remarkable concentration. Harvested early from the 1st of September, they express the identity of our terroir with refinement and structure. Château La Mascaronne Rosé 2020 luminous pink hue makes it immediately identifiable as a Provence wine and is like a foretaste of its luscious, complex aromas. White peach, hawthorn flowers and citrus notes make for a beautifully refined nose, while the wine is suave, intensely and elegantly structured on the mouth, with a long, delicate and fresh finish. When enjoyed young, Château La Mascaronne Rosé is delightful before or with a meal. But it is also marvelous after several years of aging, a more unusual feat for a rosé wine.
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Critic Scores & reviews
Alistair Cooper MW93
"Attractive and elegant nose, clean and with beautiful red fruits, melon and stone fruits. Ripe mouthfeel with good levels of freshness, good intensity of fruits – again melon, peach and excellent concentration. Long and layered – redcurrant and a herbal note beneath. A lovely wine!"
"“Bright rosé colour with slightly orange hue. Refined nose with aroma reminiscent of redcurrant, lemon zest, hints of peaches and tangerine in the background. On the palate mouth-watering character with freshness and fine minerality, elegant citrus fruit and hints of red currants. Good balance and length with an almost creamy texture.” Markus del Monego"
The Wine Advocate91
"On the stony, austere side, the 2020 Côtes de Provence Rose Château La Mascaronne is a blend of Grenache and Cinsault, with small additions of Syrah, Rolle (Vermentino) and Mourvèdre. Scents of crushed stone are joined by hints of strawberries, melon and citrus on the nose, while the medium-bodied palate is linear and direct, with mouthwatering acids and a crisp, refreshing finish. Drink it over the next year or so."
"“Another stellar 2020 rosé and this time the mood is one of innate sophistication coupled with breath-taking restraint. La Mascaronne is a grand wine and one with exquisite presence on both the nose and palate. There is a graceful persistence of English rhubarb and pomegranate arils balanced by stern, unwavering acidity from the nose to the finish, marking it as wine with considerable attitude and intent and this means that it is more of a gastronomic creation than many. [...] Nothing compares to this spectacular 2020 Estate release with its slender lines, resonant palate and devastatingly dramatic finish.”"
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Chateau La Mascaronne Provence Rose 2020
- Variety Grenache Blend
- Vintage 2020
- Brand Chateau la Mascaronne
- Cellaring Ready, but will Keep
- Wine Type Rose
- Alcohol Percentage 12.0% Alcohol
Alistair Cooper93 points
The Wine Advoca91 points
Matthew Jukes90 points
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Wine is being produced throughout France and has been done for over 2,500 years with certain Châteaux dating their history back to Roman times, around 6th Century BC. Ranking second in the world in per-capita consumption and first in total production quantity. More so than the overall quantity of wine is the quantity of truly great wines coming out of France makes the nation the envy of wine-making nations worldwide.
Two concepts pivotal to the higher end French wines, in particular, are the idea of 'terroir' and the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) system. Terroir refers to the way the geography, geology and climate find their way into the glass, telling a story of the origin of the wine. The AOC was set up in 1935 and has the primary goal of protecting the authenticity of the wines and the livelihoods of the producers. Appellation rules strictly define which varieties of grapes and winemaking practices are approved for classification in each of France's several hundred geographically defined appellations, which can cover entire regions, individual villages or in some cases, like in Burgundy even specific vineyards.
Classic wine regions in France include Champagne (home of Champagne), Burgundy (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay), Bordeaux (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot), Alsace (Aromatic varietals), Loire Valley (Chenin Blanc, Crémant) and the Rhône Valley (Syrah, Grenache Mourvedre)
The Bordeaux classification of 1855 is still in use, as is the Sauternes and Barsac Classification of the same year. Wines from certain regions can be bought En Primeur, which is when the wine is sold prior to it being bottled.
The Provence wine region is situated in the south of France, nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and the Alps. The warm Mediterranean climate is perfect for viticulture, with sunny days and cool nights that allow the grapes to ripen slowly and develop complex flavors. The Mistral wind, which blows down from the Alps, provides an important cooling influence, helping to maintain the freshness and acidity of the grapes.
Provence is best known for its pale-pink rosé wines, which are renowned for their refreshing qualities and food-friendly character. These wines are typically made from a blend of Grenache Noir and Cinsault, although other varieties such as Mourvèdre, Syrah, Carignan, and Cabernet Sauvignon are also used. The best expressions of Provence rosé are crisp and dry, with a delicate balance of fresh fruit flavors, herbal notes, and acidity.
In addition to rosé, Provence also produces small amounts of white wine, primarily from the Vermentino grape (known locally as Rolle) and Clairette. These wines tend to be light and crisp, with bright acidity and subtle fruit flavors.
The region has three primary appellations: Côtes de Provence, Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence, and Coteaux Varois en Provence. Each appellation has its own unique characteristics and terroir, and the wines produced in each are distinct and expressive. Côtes de Provence is the largest appellation and produces the majority of the region's wines. It is known for its dry rosé wines, as well as its red wines, which are typically made from Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre. Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence is known for its elegant, complex red wines, while Coteaux Varois en Provence is known for its fruity, easy-drinking rosé wines.
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About the brand Chateau la Mascaronne
Château La Mascaronne is located in the village of Le Luc en Provence, on a sumptuous ring-shaped site where Nature seems perfectly intact. Unparalleled, the views of the estate’s age-old stone-walled terraces, magnificent hilly contours and borders of olive trees are truly breathtaking.
Convinced by the potential of La Mascaronne, Michel Reybier purchased the estate in 2020. He is also the owner of Cos d’Estournel, a Second Growth in Saint-Estèphe, Domaine Impérial Tokaj-Hétszölö, the Jeeper champagne house and La Réserve hotels in Paris, Geneva, Zurich and Ramatuelle.
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