Mas De Valeriole - Grand Mar 2020
2020 “Grand Mar” Rosé IGP Bouches-du-Rhône – Terre de Camargue
“Grand Mar” is pure Caladoc, a crossing of Grenache and Malbec which is particularly well-suited to the deep south of France, given its resistance to coulure (uneven flowering). Macerated briefly before pressing, it is slightly more assertive in its fruit character, with higher-pitched white cherries and a more penetrating impression of minerality on the palate. While no heavier than the “Vé”, it is both finer and longer, with an overall sense of poise that shames many a rosé from the Côtes de Provence.