Roger Zannier, owner of Quinta do Pessegueiro in the Douro region for over 25 years, acquired Château Saint-Maur in 2011 with the ambition of making it a benchmark for Provence wines. Located a few kilometres from Saint-Tropez, Château Saint-Maur has been a Cru Classé since 1955.
With a surface area of around one hundred hectares, the vineyard is located within the Côtes de Provence appellation on a clay-limestone soil rich in schist and quartz.
Vinification and ageing
The grapes are cold-macerated at low temperature, followed by ageing period in stainless steel tanks.
Château Saint-Maur's 2020 L’Excellence rosé wine comprises a blend of Grenache (40%), Syrah (30%), Cinsault (20%), Mourvèdre (5%), Tibouren (2%), Rolle (2%) and Carignan (1%).
A clear wine with a pale pink colour and salmon hues.
Powerful and complex, the nose blends notes of mango, vine peach and citrus fruit.
The palate reveals elegant and fresh peach aromas sustained by a gourmet salinity on the finish.
Food and wine pairing
Château Saint-Maur's 2020 L’Excellence rosé wine pairs beautifully with meats (hanger steak and calf sweetbreads with girolle mushroom sauce), vegetables (courgette flowers stuffed with Broccio cheese), fish (grilled red mullet served with a Creole sauce, tuna steak with herbs) or even cheeses and desserts (mozzarella di Buffala, lychee sorbet).
For an optimal tasting experience, serve at 6° C.