Mas de Cadenet

The Story

Gentle, focused and intelligent: words that describe both the Negrel family and their wines. A quick trip through their vineyards and cellar would only reaffirm the hunch that the top-level work is done in both. Purchased in 1813 by the Negrel family, Guy Negrel, his son Matthieu (pictured) and daughter, Maud, run the estate today with the highest organic standards one could find in a mid-sized Provençal estate. Their vines sit on the gifted ground of “Côtes-de-Provence Sainte Victoire,” an appellation whose creation was spearheaded by Guy Negrel. Their range of wines from this appellation include their rosé and red, both which bear the AOP name, and their white wine (made from Rolle, also known as Vermentino) that was, for some unknown reason, excluded from access to this appellation. The entire range is great for modern cooking as they have enough delicacy and at the same time enough substance to match a wonderful range of cooking styles.

 

Lay of the Land

In the background of this picture, you see the famous rock, Sainte Victoire, a vertical limestone slab that sits north of this appellation that takes its name. The appellation was created on the basis of its soils and grape varieties. Sitting on a slab of cretaceous and jurrassic limestone (that was once a part of this beautiful mountain) with iron-rich clay mixed with alluvial pebbles and limestone fragments on top, sits vineyards that have a strong affinity for Grenache and other aromatic varieties. The cold Alpine air that finds it way down in the nights makes this Grenache country, despite the sun-rich days. The range of short mountains to the south, the Saint Baume, stops the warmer Mediterranean air from coming into this valley, making it difficult for the famous Mourvedre varietal to find its complexity because of the sting of cool night-time air. This is a place with a special terroir that the Negrels exploit with their fresh, complex and charming wines.

Mas de Cadenet - 2014 Provence Rosé

Price: $22.00
Size: 750ml
Availability:

1 in stock

Type of Wine: Rosé
Style: Medium Body, Elegant and Aromatic

Inside the bottle: This little Provençal rosé is not your ordinary pushover. Little darts of fresh, barely ripened red berries, soft citrus tones and the most elegant micro-herbs of tarragon and mint fill you nose before the first sip. Once it hits you palate, the zing of the nighttime air freshens up your tongue and leaves a wonderfully discreet savory white cream finish. This is classic, textbook alpine influenced Grenache and Cinsault rosé at its best! Syrah is also found in the blend, lending a little more spunk and depth to compliment these two air sign Provençal varietals. As you can see by the color, the time on the skins is short and used just to give the inviting texture and soft red fruit nose. Oh yeah, and minerality for days! A must for rosé drinkers!

Terroir: Limestone for days! On top of that ancient limestone slab rests beautiful orangish-red (Iron for days!) clay that is decorated with shiny, stark-white limestone pebbles and round river rocks. As mentioned above, the nighttime air keeps this place cold and fresh, while the days are long and rich with direct sun that is kept in check by a constant wind from the Alps.

 

The Wine

Inside the bottle: This little Provençal rosé is not your ordinary pushover. Little darts of fresh, barely ripened red berries, soft citrus tones and the most elegant micro-herbs of tarragon and mint fill you nose before the first sip. Once it hits you palate, the zing of the nighttime air freshens up your tongue and leaves a wonderfully discreet savory white cream finish. This is classic, textbook alpine influenced Grenache and Cinsault rosé at its best! Syrah is also found in the blend, lending a little more spunk and depth to compliment these two air sign Provençal varietals. As you can see by the color, the time on the skins is short and used just to give the inviting texture and soft red fruit nose. Oh yeah, and minerality for days! A must for rosé drinkers!

Terroir: Limestone for days! On top of that ancient limestone slab rests beautiful orangish-red (Iron for days!) clay that is decorated with shiny, stark-white limestone pebbles and round river rocks. As mentioned above, the nighttime air keeps this place cold and fresh, while the days are long and rich with direct sun that is kept in check by a constant wind from the Alps.

 

About The Wine

Inside the bottle: This little Provençal rosé is not your ordinary pushover. Little darts of fresh, barely ripened red berries, soft citrus tones and the most elegant micro-herbs of tarragon and mint fill you nose before the first sip. Once it hits you palate, the zing of the nighttime air freshens up your tongue and leaves a wonderfully discreet savory white cream finish. This is classic, textbook alpine influenced Grenache and Cinsault rosé at its best! Syrah is also found in the blend, lending a little more spunk and depth to compliment these two air sign Provençal varietals. As you can see by the color, the time on the skins is short and used just to give the inviting texture and soft red fruit nose. Oh yeah, and minerality for days! A must for rosé drinkers!

Terroir: Limestone for days! On top of that ancient limestone slab rests beautiful orangish-red (Iron for days!) clay that is decorated with shiny, stark-white limestone pebbles and round river rocks. As mentioned above, the nighttime air keeps this place cold and fresh, while the days are long and rich with direct sun that is kept in check by a constant wind from the Alps.