The vineyards of this small estate flow with life in the soil and happy little bugs buzzing through the air. Its tiny appellation, Palette, sits at the foot of the Saint-Victoire Mountains, in Provence, within the town of Aix-en-Provence. Merely 46 hectares of vines in the entire appellation are devoted to viticulture and the local grapes here (26 varieties are on Cremade’s small vineyard) make red, white and rosé wines. They have the usual suspects, but also include rare varieties such as Durif, Castet, Terret, Tibouren, Picpoul and Tokay. The Mediterranean climate ensures long sunlight hours during the summer months that are tempered by the cool marine breeze. The calcareous, stony soils give great age-ability and tenacity to the wines, more so than most Provencal appellation.
You will find the same grape varieties as in the red wine with "Vieux Muscats Noirs" added. It is made partly by red tank bleeding and by direct pressing. Some lots complete their fermentation in oak barrels where they will age before being assembled. Its fruitiness with an expressive and elegant flavour will continue in a long and generous final tasting. A wine for gastronomy.
DRY, ELEGANT, FRUITY, LIGHT BODY