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B&G Côtes de Provence
"Tourmaline"

Location

France

Region

AOC CĂ´tes de Provence

 

GRAPE VARIETIES

Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah

 

WINEMAKING

Special care dedicated to the grapes after the picking to avoid oxidation and to preserve a light pink colour -De-stalked grapes – maceration period for a few hours – pressing - alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature (16-18°C) – ageing on fine lies for 2 months before bottling.

 

TASTING NOTE

Pale shiny pink colour. Seductive and delicate with ripe red berries and white flowers on the first and second nose. An explosion of fruit. Expressive on the palate with a nice freshness throughout the finish.

 

PAIRING

Drink as an aperitif, or with a nice grilled fish or meat seasoned with “Herbs de Provence”. It reveals all his flavours with scallops. It is also a good partner to any Asian and Moroccan dish. Serve between 8°C and 10°C.

 

KEY FACTS

  • Named after the famous pink gemstones that can be found on the Provencal coast.
  • Low sugar content and reasonable alcohol level to maintain the freshness and authenticity of the appellation
  • Vegan Friendly & Sustainably farmed in process

 

AWARDS

  • Gold medal - Somm's Con 2022 - Vintage 2021
  • 90 points - Wilfred Wong - Wine.com - Vintage 2021
  • 91 points - Cameron Douglas MS - Vintage 2020
  • 90 points - Wilfred Wong - Wine.com - Vintage 2020

 

B_G_Tourmaline_Tech_Sheet_2020.pdf BG_COTES_DE_PROVENCE_TOURMALINE_2021.pdf
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