This second wine of the famousChateau la Tour l Eveque, known for his vintagePétale de Rose, offers us this new vintageLa Source Gabriel. In homage to his grandfather, this well-balanced wine is very fresh and perfumed.
Tasting notes: This elegant rosé is fresh and fragrant, revealing subtle, floral aromas and strong notes of citrus. This rosé is the fruit of a partnership between Régine Sumeire, owner of Château de la Tour de l’Évêque, and his nephew, Roger Blanc-Sumeire, who works with the vines and manages the estate of Font-Freye.
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Produced at Château la Tour de l'Evêque, this wine is spicy, full of ripe red fruits and vividly textured. The peppery bite is a sign of a young wine and it will soften into the red fruits. Drink from late 2021.
La Source Gabriel is a family partnership between Régine Sumeire and her nephew Roger Blanc-Sumeire. The Sumeire family has owned Domaine Font-Freye since 1933, and acquired the adjourning Château la Tour de l’Evêque in 1958. The estates are located in the picturesque village of Pierrefeu-du-Var.
This wine is a tribute to Régine’s grandfather, Gabriel Sumeire. As legend has it, he ended a centuries long curse when he purchased Château la Tour de l’Evêque. As visitors approach the estate, they are welcomed by an ancient fountain, adorned by two stone dolphins. The fountain, and the entire estate for that matter, was completely dry. Many centuries ago, the lady of the manor is said to have poisoned the well with her tears when her husband left for the crusades. When Gabriel bought the estate, he linked it with the abundant spring at the neighboring Font-Freye. The new source revitalized the property, and Le Source Gabriel is a tribute to that vision and innovation.
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