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In the 1880s, when Alexandre Castellan founder of the Domaine du Val de Gilly, settled on the estate, vine cultivation was only secondary in comparison with the forest works or olive cultivation. The next generation made up their minds to reverse the situation especially after the freezing of the olive trees in 1956, and they concentrated on vine cultivation.Managed today by Nadine et Daniel Castellan, "the fifth generation", this magnificent property extends for 27 hectares of A.O.C. Côtes de Provence classified hillsides.The Domaine is situated at the foot of the Maures at Grimaud in the Var region dominated by the Golf of Saint-Tropez. It has a southern exposure and is situated on siliceous and gneissic soil.Winemaking method unites family know how with traditional and modern techniques.Rosé wines and white wines are converted in low temperature after a light steeping. Red wines are converted in the traditional way.In this way the Domaine du Val de Gilly may today offer you three Rosé cuvées, among them one Rosé grey, la Cuvée "Marion", and three Rouge cuveés among them '"la Cuvée Alexandre Castellan" which is aged in new oak barrels for eight months.A.O.C Côtes de ProvenceGrapes - Grenache and barbarouxThe wine is vinified by direct pressing to obtain a clear colour and roundness. A smooth rosy gray, with an expressive bouquet, full in taste with fresh mentholated notes and a finale of citrus fruits. Its pale and limpid colour invites tasting.You will appreciate it as an aperitif, with roasted fish, or accompanying exotic food.Chosen by the Guide Fleurus 2007 by the wine waiter of the Castle of Messardière.