Gavoty Grand Classique 2020

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In the big business that Provence rosé has become over the past fifteen years or so, it is easy to imagine that all stones have been turned over, that all worthwhile producers are represented in the market, and that every 'new' Côtes de Provence pink out there is in fact just a label created in a boardroom and made with purchased juice'¦In a recent interview, Roselyn Gavoty opined ruefully about Provence rosé's descent into rank commercialism in recent years, decrying its relegation to the status of a 'boisson' ('drink') gulped down mindlessly by hordes of 'consommateurs mouton' ('sheep consumers'). Whereas much currently trendy Provence rosé gets by on being light enough in color and innocuous enough in flavor, Gavoty's are first and foremost wines'”refreshing in spirit as befits the appellation, to be sure, but resonant and thought-provoking as well, with notably gorgeous textures. In fact, Roselyn considers texture to be the most important element in great Côtes de Provence rosé, and her wines uniformly hit bullseyes in that department. A lot of rosés dash quickly down the throat, sprinkling a few candied red fruits along the way; Gavoty's caress the palate, with rich but nimble fruit fused to an underlying salinity, and finishes that blossom and linger. 

Gavoty's 'Grand Classique' combines Grenache and Cinsault in roughly equal proportions, with Carignan playing a minor role which varies based on the vintage's character. Rather than being pressed immediately after harvest by rote as many Provence rosés are, 'Grand Classique''”as well as 'Clarendon' below'”macerates for several hours before pressing, and the saignée and first-press juice are vinified separately. This allows Roselyn the flexibility to blend the more succulent and tender saignée with the more angular and architectural press juice in a manner to achieve the precise textural qualities she seeks in her wines. 'Grand Classique' displays an uncanny equilibrium, with racy acidity wed to gleaming fruits that are just the right amount of vinous, all buttressed by an elegant, mouthwatering texture that speaks both to domaine's healthy fruit and to Roselyn's consummate blending skills. 

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