DOMAINE LA COLOMBE
Domaine La Colombe is located in the commune of Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, the area covers approximatelly 30 hectares. The altitude of the vineyards varies somewhere between 360 and 420 meters above sea level. The soil is largely clay and limestone in the valleys. Most areas under cultivation are composed of bauxite, sand and marble especially in those areas adjacent to Sainte Victoire. The domaine is a part of AOP Coteaux Varois en Provence wines, the newest of the Provence appellation. The appellation region counts 28 dynamic municipalities situated in the heart of the Var valley around Brignoles. Sprawling over 1600 hectares and benefiting from the mild climate associated with proximity to the Mediterranean sea, the vineyard of AOP Coteaux Varois en Provence produces approximately 100,000 hectoliters per year. The wines from this region are mainly produced by bleeding process of the grapes.
Coteaux Varois en Provence Rosé
VARIETAL: 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
VINEYARD: Located in the commune of Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, the vineyards sit between 360 - 420m above sea level, and cover 30 hectares over clay and limestone soils. Domaine la Colombe is a part of AOP Coteaux Varois en Provence wines, the newest of the Provence appellations, and also the highest in altitude - cool enough for the longer-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon.
VINIFICATION: A combined effort of traditional and modern techniques; stripping, pressing and cool-steeping of the grapes, followed by bleeding of the must and temperature-controlled fermentation to extract maximum flavors and aroma.