Winemaker Notes - La Provencale was inspired by the easygoing lifestyle of the South of France. Classic varietals such as Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Carignane express the juicy, dark fruit character of plum and blackberry, with hints of raspberry sauce, chocolate, saffron and smoke. The Carignane grapes are from the ancient vines of the Evangelho Vineyard in Contra Costa County, which are grown on their own roots in sandy soil along the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta.
The Grenache also comes from ancient vines, these in San Benito County, where rich raspberry flavors dominate and unfold to dried wild strawberry and a hint of bay leaf. Bright acidity and supple tannins make this wine a chef’s delight—the perfect complement to a wide array of dishes.