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Domaine Gavoty 'Grand Classique' Rosé, Cotes de Provence, France 2023

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  • Winemaker: Rosale Gavoty
  • Farming: Organic certified
  • Variety: Grenache and Cinsault in roughly equal proportions, with Carignan, 40-70yo vines.
  • Terroir: Triassic limestone-clays
  • Vinification: Fully destemmed; wines ferment spontaneously in stainless-steel tanks; 3-6 hrs skin contact. Rather than being pressed immediately after harvest by rote as many Provence rosés are, Roselyn Gavoty macerates for several hours before pressing, and the saignée and first-press juice are vinified separately, allowing her the flexibility to blend the more succulent and tender saignée with the more angular and architectural press-juice
  • Aging: aged 3-6 months in stainless steel and concrete vats on fine lees until bottling, fined with bentonite and plate filtered
  • Sulfur: Applied only when necessary and at bottling

Rosely Gavoty, who has helmed her family’s domaine since her ancestor
Philémon acquired it in 1806, oversees 50 hectares of vines on a Roman-era farm in the commune of Cabasse called Campdumy (“harvest fields” in old Provençal), situated along the snaking Issole River in the northwestern sector of the Côtes de Provence appellation. Surrounded by oak and pine forests and bordered by the Issole, Domaine Gavoty is a polycultural farm encompassing 110 hectares in total, and
the family has worked the land without synthetic chemicals for decades, obtaining organic certification in recent years. Whereas much currently trendy Provence rosé gets by on being light enough in color and innocuous enough in flavor, Gavoty’s are first and foremost wines—refreshing in spirit as befits the appellation, to be sure, but resonant and thought-provoking as well, with notably gorgeous textures.