Mas St Berthe Baux de Provence 2016

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Tasting Notes

On the nose, this shows deep dark fruits in the form of berry preserves, mixed with warm earth. The wine is medium plus in body and the dark fruits and minerality show great depth. Soil, meat, dark chocolate and vanilla intertwine with Maine blueberries and black raspberry coulis. This is wonderfully integrated and drinking in its prime now.

WINE INFORMATION

Mas Sainte Berthe (“mas” means estate in the Provencal dialect) is a family property owned by Genevieve Rolland and run along with her children and winemaker Eduardo Pincheira. It is located in the picturesque town of Les Baux de Provence. The 40-hectare estate lies at the foot of the mountain, which is a great tourist attraction due to the spectacular ruins of a medieval town on a mountaintop. The estate began as a fruit-growing property in the 1950s and was converted to a vineyard in the early 1960s. The south-facing vineyard lies on unique, rocky, white clay-limestone soil at the foot of Les Baux cliffs, which have a warming effect. Three hundred days of sunshine and the winds of the Mistral add to the favorable and healthy growing environment.

The winery maintains a profound respect for its environment with sustainable principles, hand harvesting and careful fruit management. In 2020, the winery began its three-year certification process to organics in order to achieve it by the 2023 vintage. The winery has been completely renovated ten years ago and half the vines are now over 30 years of age, a characteristic that adds further depth and complexity to the wines.

The estate also grows twenty acres of olive trees as Les Baux de Provence is famous for its olive oil.

 

Food Pairing Suggestions

East Asian (Chinese/Japanese/Korean), Grilled preparations, Hearty stew, Mushrooms, Pork, Red Meat, Roasted Root Vegetables

Color/Type:
Red
Origin:
France, Provence
Grape Varietal:
Syrah/Shiraz, Grenache/Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon
Eco-friendly:
Sustainable
Price:
$21.00 each
  bottle(s)