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A Gourmet Gazette Fine Wine Find: The Rich Rosés of the Château of Léoube

The Love Sparkling wine from the Château of Léoube. Photo Courtesy Château of Léoube. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Paris, France — As winter begins to gradually turn into spring, thoughts turn to refreshing rosé wine. And it turns out that the mild year of 2020 in Provence has produced a vintage year for the rosé wines of the Estate of the Château of Léoube which also benefits from the breeze of the Mediterranean Sea. Carefully assembled, the 2020 vintage is like all of the estate’s wines organic and elegant. Fresh yet complex, the Rosé de Léoube offers up aromas of medlar fruit, peach and spices.

The Love by Léoube 2020 vintage from the Château of Léoube. Photo Courtesy Château of Léoube. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Meanwhile the Secret de Léoube, also a 2020 vintage, is a flavorful floral and fruity affair. Léoube La Londe 2020 vintage is extremely refined with its very pale pink color and notes of mango and cooked apricot. And then we come to the Love by Léoube 2020 vintage, a very fruity rosé brought out for Valentine’s Day.

Located between Toulon and Saint-Tropez in the south of France, the Léoube estate is located in heart of the Cap Bénat, one of the most beautiful and most protected sites in the region. It was back in 1997 that Lord and Lady Bamford discovered the wine estate of their dreams. They restored the castle and restructured the vineyard introducing organic agriculture and the hand picking of the grapes. The vineyard faces the scenic island of Porquerolles and with the combination of the sea and the good earth of clay and some sand, a proliferation of grape varieties are grown there including the stars of the Côtes de Provence: Grenache, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Mourvèdre. The estate produces whites, reds and sparkling wines, like the pink Love Sparkling, in addition to its resplendent rosés.
©Trish Valicenti for The Gourmet Gazette
https://www.leoube.com/?lang=en

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