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Chateau Leoube - Le Secret de Leoube 2015

Information

  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Provence
  • Wine Maker: Romain Ott
  • Grape: Grenache Blend
  • Grape Percentage: Grenache 40%, Cinsault 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 90 (2015) VS: 91 (2015) JR: 17 (2015) WE: 91 (2015)

Wine tasting notes

Here’s a “Secret” worth discovering in style under a picture postcard sky. With an extra dose of Cabernet Sauvignon lending polished yet powerful tones, Léoube’s other rose wine is perfect for real food-lovers enjoying a three-course meal. Its soft mouthfeel and great aroma bears out its subtle elegant blend. The colour is delicate, clear and bright. The nose offers a bouquet of subtle flavours. The palate is elegant and full.

Winery Information

Chateau Leoube

Situated in Bormes-les-Mimosas in the Provence Alpes C̫te d

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2015)90 pts

May 2016 - Jeb Dunnock - Notes of white peach, cherry blossom, tangerine and salty minerality all emerge from the light salmon colored 2015 Cotes de Provence Secret de Leoube. Medium-bodied, fresh, classy and impeccably balanced, it's another classy Rosé from this estate to drink over the coming summer months.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2015)91 pts

June 2016 - Very light, vivid orange. Powerful, mineral- and spice-accented aromas of fresh red berries, blood orange, nectarine and potpourri, with a hint of fennel in the background. Offers palate-staining raspberry, bitter cherry and citrus pith flavors and a suave touch of honey that adds a sweetening element. Silky and expansive on the finish, which emphatically repeats the nectarine and honey notes. -- Josh Raynolds

JancisRobinson.com (2015)17 pts

Tasted April 2016 - Organic, an attribute of which much is made on the engraved straight-sided clear bottle. Very pale salmon pink. Subtle, herbal, aromatic nose. Lots of smokiness and all in a low-key insistent way. Dry finish. This wine suggests it would be very comfortable at the dining table. Neat palate. Good balance. Very refreshing and satisfying.

Wine Enthusiast (2015)91 pts

Produced from low-yield organic grapes grown close to the sea, this wine is intense and ripe. Smooth strawberry flavors are lifted with wild thyme and pepper. Bone dry, juicy and full of concentrated flavor, the wine comes from an estate owned by Lord and Lady Bamford.

Vinification Notes

A mixture of schist and clay characterize Château Léoube soils. The proximity of the sea, the daily sea breeze and cool nights are all factors that provide an ideal climate for growing grapes. To obtain a perfect sorting, harvesting is manual only. The grapes are transported directly to the winery where they are pressed directly. The juice extraction is slow and delicate. Fermentations, alcoholic and malolactic are made in stainless steel tanks. The bottling takes place in the spring after clarification.