The Wine Story
The Sumeire family has been established as important wine merchants in Provence since the 16th century. Château Coussin was bought in 1903 by Mr Gautier. His grand-daughter Nelly, and only heiress as all the sons had been killed in the First World War, married Elie Sumeire in 1936….Elie had four brothers, a sister and Nelly gave him two sons. They acquired two other chateaux and now own 740 acres, one of the largest family-owned domains in France.
The youngest partners, Olivier and Sophie, now handle the marketing for all the family productions.
The vineyards are classified in AOC Côtes de Provence or Sainte Victoire, using local varieties to produce red, white and rosé wines.
This wine has a pale-yellow silvery color. It is made from 30-year-old vines, grapes are fully destemmed, and the wine matures in steel tanks.
This refreshing wine will pair well with raw or sauteed shellfish. Excellent also with fine white fish like sea-bass or red snapper, with lemon butter sauce.
Provence is where vine growing first started in France, when the Greek founded Marseille 2,600 years ago. Here, the vineyards grow on clay and limestone deposits from the streams descending from Mount Sainte Victoire, a famous mountain, painted by Cézanne 80 times in many years and seasons. The warm, dry climate makes for healthy vineyards. At first famous for its Rosés, Provence now produces very pleasant white and red wines. Learn more about this region at: Sommailier.com/wineregions
Notes of Lime blossom and stone fruits
Lemon, white peach, honeysuckle with subtle notes of ginger.