Ultra pale in colour, really clean and fresh on the nose and the palate, the flavours are full of character and charm with just a hint of spice and good length. Domaine de Rimauresque Cru Classe is a highly-reputed estate, situated on the Cotes du Provence. The estate encompasses 46 hectares of prime vineyards with an average vine age of 40 years (the oldest being planted in 1930). Situated on the harsh mineral soils at the foothills of the Maures Massif, the vines are protected by the sheltering effects of the mountain from the harsh Mediterranean sun. This allows a longer ripening period and better fruit development. Replacement planting is now ensuring an increased vine density of up to 5,000 vines per hectare in an ongoing drive to improve quality. For this vintage, the blend consisted of Grenache Noir 34%, Cinsault 33%, Mourvdre 10%, Carignan 7%, Syrah 5%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%, Tibouren 3% and Rolle 3%.