Launched in 2002, La Maîtresse became an instant success
flaunting the tasty fruity character of youthful Provencal rosés
rather than the somewhat stayed style found in the more traditional
regions for sparkling wines.
Peach rosé with salmon reflects. Nose of
red fruits (raspberry, redcurrant, ripe
cherries), with a subtle touch
of cinnamon. The palate is full with a nice length,
aromas of red fruits, with a dominance of strawberries. This
sparking rosé has a nice structure and elegant bubbles. The
finish features a welcome freshness and notes of candied
Traditional method sparkling rosé grown in Provence on the
southern-most hills in the back county of the Var.
Rocky and limy clay with southern exposure between 525 and 655 feet
Thanks to our altitude and micro-climate we have cool temperatures
for Provence that allows us to obtain high natural acidity
necessary for sparkling wine.
Grenache, Syrah, Chardonnay.
Hand-picked at 635 gallons per acre.
Each parcel is vinified separately;
grapes were quickly pressed
with early separation of pressed must; tight cold
static must settling; temperature control of fermentation at
60 - 62°F. After fermentation and stabilization, the base
wine is bottled for second fermentation.
MATURING AND BOTTLING
After minimum 9 months on the lies, the wine is released for sale
over the course of the year as it is needed.
is currently empty