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Domaines Sumeire 2017 Les Nageurs Rosé

Producer Info
  • Sophie, Annabelle and Olivier Sumeire maintain their family’s tradition as one of Provence's most visible and prolific families, with roots in the region going back into the 13th century.
  • They own 750 acres of vines, spread out among three estates - Chateau Coussin in Trets, Chateau L’ Afrique in Cuers, and Chateau Maupague in Puyloubier.
  • Grapes at each estate have been farmed organically for the last two decades.
About the Wine
  • Oliver crafts this cuvee to showcase the complexity that is possible when one combines the disparate terroirs the family farms within the Cotes de Provence AOC.
  • Fruit from Chateau Coussin in Trets provides nuance and minerality - This is a cooler climate zone that sits at the base of the magnificent face of the Sainte Victorie.
  • Fruit from Chateau L'Afrique in Cuers offers lushness and typicity of style - Cuers sits in what locals call "the golden triangle of traditional Cotes de Provence flavor."
  • Winemaking is via classic skin-contact method, resulting in a delicate color, real nuance, and a depth of flavor you seldom see in most domestic examples.

Vintage: 2017 | Wine Type: Rosé
Varietal: 40% Grenache, 40% Cinsault, 10% Tibouren, 5% Carignan, 5% Cab/Sauv.
Origin: France | Appellation: Cotes de Provence
Elaboration: Direct pressing (reduced contact between the juice and the skins, enough to extract the necessary color), with draining of the juices as soon as the pneumatic presses are filled. 
Winemaker: Olivier Sumeire

Tasting Notes

Dry and fragrant, very pale peach color with a fresh strawberry, rose petals and passion fruit nose.  The palate is laced with minerality and delicate musk melon.  

Technical Data

Production: 2000 cases | Alcohol: 12.5% | TA: 4.67 g/l | RS: .3 g/l | pH: 3.17

Press & Points

- Gold Medal, Concours des vins de Provence, 2015
- 2 stars (out of 3), "Outstanding", Guide Hachette, 2016 

Domaines Sumeire 2017 Les Nageurs Rosé