importer Neil Rosenthal--
"This historic estate, holds a virtual monopoly on the appellation of Palette. Chateau Simone encompasses twenty hectares of vineyards that sit on limestone soils on the slopes of Montaiguet. All of the grapes are hand harvested, destemmed, lightly pressed and fermented for 15 to 20 days in small wooden vats with only wild yeast, then put into small foudre to rest on the lees. The red from Simone is an elegant wine of great depth. It is primarily composed of Grenache and Mourvedre but its special character reflects the presence of a melange other grape varieties. The wine is a classic that deserves to be aged in order to best appreciate its many nuances."
* Size: 750
* Vintage: 2011
* Producer: Chateau Simone
* Region: Provence
* Subregion: Bouches-du-Rhone
* Variety: 45% Grenache 30% Mourvedre 5% Cinsault 20% Syrah, Mansoquin, Castet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Muscat Noir
* Farming: Organic
* The labels organic, biodynamic, sustainable,
natural and traditional that are listed here, are based
on our best understanding of the producers' farming practices
and do not represent or claim to be a certification of any kind.