Wines with Character
Wines with Character
“La Mascaronne offers ideal conditions for crafting an exceptional rosé wine. The scrupulous care with which our teams cultivate the vineyard has fostered a deep understanding of the specificities of each terroir and plot.
Throughout the year, at every phase of the winemaking process, we stop at nothing to achieve our goal of producing wines that are uniquely expressive and balanced, wines with a soul. My goal is to make Château La Mascaronne Rosé one of Provence’s most outstanding wines, and a true expression of our unique terroir, using only grapes grown on the estate.”
Château La Mascaronne Rosé reveals the essence of the terroir from which it is produced. An exceptional rosé, it derives its quality not only from the grape varieties that comprise its blend but also from the soils on which the estate’s grapevines are planted. The Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Vermentino grapes, typical Provence varieties, are harvested at the height of ripeness.
When enjoyed young, Château La Mascaronne Rosé is delightful before or with a meal. But it is also marvelous after several years of aging, a more unusual feat for a rosé wine. The wine’s luminous pink hue makes it immediately identifiable as a Provence wine and is like a foretaste of the luscious, complex aromas of fresh, ripe fruit that it delivers.
Château La Mascaronne Rosé 2021 – 91/100
Château La Mascaronne Rosé 2020 – 92/100
Vinous (Josh Raynolds)
Château La Mascaronne Rosé 2020 – 91/100
Joe Czerwinski (RobertParker.com)
Château La Mascaronne Rosé 2020 – 90/100
At La Mascaronne, we meticulously select the soils on which we grow the grapevines used to produce our white wines. The Vermentino that makes up the majority of the blend is picked at the very end of harvest to guarantee optimal concentration and maturity, and the resulting wines are a wonderful expression of the grape’s natural aromas.
A smaller portion of Semillon grapes brings a certain complexity to the final blend. Delectable when young, Château La Mascaronne Blanc is also exquisite after three or four years of aging, when its floral notes and aromas of pear will have evolved into notes of apricot and quince.
Château La Mascaronne Blanc Vita Bella 2019 – 92/100
Chris Kissack (thewinedoctor.com)
La Mascaronne’s terroir is ideal for cultivating grapes to produce red wine. Part of the estate’s legacy, the grapevines that produce the grapes used to craft Château La Mascaronne Rouge are planted on the vineyard’s ideally oriented higher elevations. Syrah grapes make up the lion’s share of the blend, alongside a smaller amount of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Grapes are selected according to stringent criteria in the vineyard and the cellar, and only the best berries are used in the estate’s wines. In the cellars, a portion of red wine is aged for one year in French oak barrels. Intense and complex, with excellent structure, Château La Mascaronne Rouge is most enjoyable five to ten years after harvest.