Le Grand Cros
L'Esprit de Provence Rosé (2015)
Le Grand Cros is first a story about a couple, Jane and Hugh Faulkner, who fell in love with a little corner of Provence in 1989. On the 24 hectares of vineyards in the foothills of the Massif des Maures, surrounded by pine and olive trees and dry stone terraces, they restored an ancient Provencal manor house and brought a new lease of life to Le Grand Cros. In 1999, their son Julian joined them to take over the reins and carried out a major restructuring of the vineyards and upgrade of the winery. This enabled them to better respect the great potential of the terroir and the environment.
In order to better respect the natural environment along with the quality and authenticity of their wines, Julian strives to blend science and art. He has always been a very early adopter of the latest technology: such as the weather station that enables them to precisely adjust their work in the vines and reduce the use of fungicides; or the infra-red camera to calculate the optimal date of harvest. However, science does not have answers to everything and it’s at that point that art and the instinct of the winemaker take over to ensure the quality of our wines that best reflect the spirit of Le Grand Cros estate.
Esprit de Provence is gorgeously textured and seamless, with lots of white peaches, orange blossom and hints of salty minerality all emerging from this medium-bodied, impeccably balanced Rose.
Grape varieties: Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault
Region: Provence, France
Appellation: Côtes de Provence
Vintage year: 2015