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2012 Galiniere Cotes de Provence Rouge

Producer: Chateau de la Galiniere
Country/Region: France - Provence - Cotes de Provence AOC

The vineyards of Côtes de Provence Château de la Galinière are located at the foothills of the Cengle plateau, 300 meters above sea level, in the town of Châteauneuf-le-Rouge - next to Aix-en-Provence.
The soil is poor and shallow, consisting mainly of clay, limestone and bauxite - which gives its characteristic red color.

The wine shows a dark garnet color and a powerful and complex nose of strawberry, violet, black olives and spices. The palate is rich, full and silky. A radiant wine, soft and tasty, to enjoy now.

2012 Galiniere Cotes de Provence Rouge
Vintage: 2012
Grape Varietals: 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
ABV: 13.3%
Aging: 12 months in oak barrels and stainless steel vats.
Serving Temp: 60-65°F
Closure: Cork

Wine Making Notes:

The vines are 30 years old on average. Yield: 55 hectoliters / hectare.
Harvest: Caring of the vines (trellising, budding, leafing, green harvesting...) ensure high quality grapes. Mechanical harvesting is carried out at night to harvest the grapes in cooler temperatures.
Winemaking: Traditional vinification in thermo-regulated stainless steel. Pre-fermentation - cold maceration, control of temperatures and a long fermentation during which pigeages and pumping over are performed.
The wine is aged for 12 months in oak barrels and stainless steel vats.


Pairings:

Perfect with grilled meats (beef ribs for example), leg of lamb and the Provençal dishes such as vegetable tian, eggplants or simply Provencal tomatoes with olive oil. Pressed cheeses (Beaufort, Comté, Emmental Gruyère...), goat cheeses or sheep, and even cheese fondue (raclette).

Product Formats:

Item Number Unit Units/Case Type UPC - bottle SCC - case SRP/Unit
F0EE130044BRM 750ml 12 Glass 7 84585 01616 7 1 07 84585 01616 4 $21.00