93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Chateau Coussin is the flagship estate of the Sumeire family. It located in the village of Trets which is at the foothills of the Sainte Victoire mountains near Aix en Provence. They have been wine merchants for five generations and in 1968, when Elie Sumeire became the latest successor to the family business, the focus was shifted from being wine merchants to cultivating the family estates. With a total of 300 hectares of vines planted to the traditional Cotes de Provence varietals (i.e. Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache, Cinsault, Tibouren, Rolle, Clairette, Carignan and Ugni-Blanc), Chateau Coussin is one of the largest family owned vineyards in France. The soils of the Sainte Victoire Cotes de Provence sub-appellation are composed of clay and limestone that are unique in their origin from ancient stony alluvial deposits from mountain torrents. These soils are known as Puyloubier to the local people. The winery is a state of the art facility and every attention is given to preserving the bright and aromatic aspects of the spectacular fruit that Chateau Coussin produces.
Crafted from 75% Syrah and 25% Grenache from 30 year old vines, Chateau Coussin "Cesar a Sumeire" St Victoire Cotes de Provence Rose goes through 15 days of temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tank, it is then aged for two and a half months in stainless steel tank and lightly filtered before bottling. The resulting wine is beautiful pale pink in color with a bluish highlight, offering an elegant nose of jasmine and wild rose, with ample mouthfeel and vibrant notes of cranberries, vanilla and a citrus finish. Pairs great with Mediterranean cuisine.
"This is as serious as Provence rosÚ can get. It is a limited production wine, selected from the best Grenache (75%) and Syrah (25%) parcels. Structured and impressively dense, its red fruits are concentrated, bone-dry and with a textured character. It is ready to drink although it will become richer from early 2016. The Sumeire family arrived in the Sainte Victoire mountain range in the 13th century." - Wine Enthusiast
Product of France
Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%