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A Tradition in Provence since 1848

Pas du Cerf is a family owned estate that has exisited for eight generations. Today, Genevieve and Patrick Gualtieri and their daughters Aurore, Diane, and Marion are carrying on the family tradition with the same love of the land and Provence. Patrick is in charge of the vineyards, Genevievieve of public relations, Aurore and Marion of sales, and Diane in the cellar.

An Exceptional Terroir

In the heart of the Maures forest, in the Village of La Lande, in the valley which houses the 700 hectares of the estate, the vineyards extend over 80 hectares. Planted on south facing hillsides with a schistous soil. Grape varieties in the vineyard include Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Tibouren, Carignan, Mourvedre, Cabernet Sauvignon, Roole, Semillon, and CLairette, adapt perfectly to the Mediterranean climate. Their roots dig deep in the soil to draw all the minerality from this unique terroir, giving the wine a great elegance. The rest of the estate benifts from a biodiversity that is very favorable to the vines. While taking time to walk through the hills of oaks, one realizes so much that the flora and fauna seem at once to stay up and feed of its strength the silent magic which takes place in the heart of the vineyard.

La Merle Rosé 2017

Pale blush robe. Vine peach and a hint of fennel on the nose with underlining exotic aromas, round, bright and intense. A supple and light wine,with delicate and fresh acidity. Food pairing: great as an aperitif; may accompany cocktail shrimps or even nems dipped into a soft sour sauce.

Cepage: Grenache 60%, Cinsault 40%, Carignan 10%
Average age of vines: 10 years
Average yield: 50 hl/ha
Soil: Schist
Vinification: direct press Serving temperature: 8 C

Pas du Cerf Rosé 2017

A nice pale salmon pink robe. Precise and bright. An intense nose with spices and citrus fruit, aromas of lemon, grapefruit, and vine peach with hints of anise and acacia. Supple mouthfeel driven by freshness. A pure and true expression of the soil of the estate and of the terroir. Food pairing: enjoy with peach chutney; pair with decadent foie gras; accompanies Turbot with rosemary beautifully.

Cepage: Grenache 65%, Tibouren 15%, Cinsault 10%, Syrah 10%
Average age of vines: 20 years
Average yield: 45 hl/ha Soil: Schist
Vinification: maceration for 12 hours; alcoholic fermentation at very low temperature. Serving temperature: 8 – 10 C

REVIEWS:
Chateau Pas du cerf 2017 Cotes de Provence Rose; VINOUS July 2018

Rocher des Croix Rosé 2017

Bright and pure. Light rose petal robe with silver hints. Invigorating white peach and white pepper aromas on the nose. Perfect balance of exotic fruits on the palate and aromas of spices on the nose. Clean-cut. Mouthwatering acidity. The finish is full and vibrant with notes of apricot and white fruit. Food pairing: enjoy with hot foie gras, monkfish roasted with spices, or roasted rabbit with ratatouille.

Cepage: Grenache 60%, Cinsault 40%
Average age of vines: 35 years
Average yield: 40 hl/ha
Soil: Schist
Vinification: maceration for 24 hours; alcoholic fermentation at low temperature; selection of drop juices.
Serving temperature: 8 – 10 C

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