Syrah 25%, Grenache 25%, Cinsault 25%, Cabernet Sauvignon 25% An intense colour and a beautiful clarity. The nose is very pleasant and the fruits well represented. The taste is round and silky.
Owned by the Bamford family, of JCB and Daylesford Organic renown, this Provençal estate is run with great enthusiasm for sustainability and minimal environmental impact. The organic vineyards are situated on the prime schist soils between Toulon and Saint-Tropez. Amongst the olive groves the vines stream down to the brilliant blue Mediterranean Sea, sharing the cooling breeze with their distinguished neighbour, Domaine Ott. Today, the Léoube estate includes 65 hectares of vineyards and 20 hectares of olive groves, all spread across four kilometers of Mediterranean coastline. Provence is home to some of the oldest vineyards in France and its soil dates back over 800 million years.
France's most extensive appellation, the Côtes de Provence stretches from Toulon in the west to near Cannes in the east. The vineyards run from the sun-baked Mediterranean coast up into the Alpine foothills with their cooling influence. Rose wine accounts for four fifths of Côtes de Provence production. Formerly a drink for holidays only, consumption of rose is on the rise in both France and the UK and and the wines are more and more serious. Typically Cinsaut and Grenache are the most popular grape varieties. There is also a renewed focus on producing higher quality red wine by incorporating Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah into the blends, although combined they can only represent 30% of the blend. Plantings of indigenous white varieties are also increasing especially in the coastal areas.