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Château Saint-Esprit – Famille Croce-Spinelli EI

449 Route des Nouradons, 83300 Draguignan
France

Hall map

ProWein 2018 hall map (Hall 11): stand F131

Fairground map

ProWein 2018 fairground map: Hall 11

Contact

Florent Croce-Spinelli

4th Generation Wine Lover

Phone
0033494681091
0033768705504

Email
info@saintesprit-provence.com

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Europe
  • 01.01.05  France
  • 01.01.05.13  Provence

Our products

Product category: Provence

Essentiel Rosé

The Château Saint-Esprit “Essentiel” rosé is a blend of the two main Provence varietals:
  • Le Grenache for its balance and its typical Provencal characters
  • The Cinsault for a supplement of finesse, crispiness and elegance
The grapes are harvested in cool morning temperatures. A full destemming and a short cold maceration are processed before pressing. Fermentation occurs at a low temperature, in temperature controlled stainless tanks in order to enhance the fresh fruity flavours. 
At degustation, this wine is fine and well balanced. Its fresh fruity characters and its crispiness will match perfectly Mediterranean dishes as well as your casual aperitifs with friends. A great pleasurable wine on any occasion.

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Product category: Provence

Essentiel Red

The Château Saint-Esprit “Essentiel” rosé is a blend of the three main Provence varietals:
  • Le Grenache for its balance and its typical Provencal characters
  • The Cinsault for a supplement of finesse, crispiness and elegance
  • The Mourvedre which gives subtle spicy notes.
Grenache and Cinsault are processed together while the Mourvedre, ripen later, is harvested at the end of the season.
The grapes are harvested in cool morning temperatures. A full destemming and a short cold maceration are processed before pressing. Fermentation occurs at a low temperature, in temperature controlled stainless tanks in order to enhance the fresh fruity flavours.
At degustation, this wine is fine and well balanced. Its fresh fruity characters and its crispiness will match perfectly Mediterranean dishes as well as your casual aperitifs with friends. A great pleasurable wine on any occasion.

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Product category: Provence

Essentiel White

The Château Saint-Esprit “Essentiel” white is made up of a single varietal, the greatest of Provence white wines: the Rolle.

The grapes are harvested in cool morning temperatures. A short cold maceration is processed before pressing. Fermentation occurs at a low temperature, which enhances the crispiness characters and preserves the natural acidity to the wine. Then, the wine is aged in stainless tanks for a few months on fine lees before bottling.

At degustation, it is a lean and pleasant wine, with some citrus notes and a mineral finish.
It has a great balance and its fresh and aromatic characters will match perfectly with sea food and Provencal fish as well as oriental dishes.

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Product category: Provence

Signature Rosé

The Château Saint-Esprit Signature rosé is a blend of Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvedre and Rolle.
The Syrah enhance red fruit aromas while the Rolle bring some subtle stone fruits aromas.

Grapes are harvested early in the morning to avoid warm temperatures and oxidation. A full destemming is processed before pressing. Fermentation occurs at a low temperature in temperature control stainless tanks which enhance the crispiness and fresh fruits characters.

At degustation, this rosé shows a beautiful pink colour with salmon notes. The nose is delicate and aromatic on fresh red fruits aromas.
The palate is dense, well balanced with a great acidity. It shows some English candy notes, and finishes on small red fruits aromas such as raspberry.
A refine and elegant rosé which will match perfectly your Mediterranean dishes – tajine, bouillabaisse, paella, fish tartare – as well as Asian fusion dishes.

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Product category: Provence

Signature Red

The Château Saint-Esprit Signature red is a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre.
The Syrah and Grenache grapes come from old vines and enhance some dark fruits and coffee bean aromas and balance in harmony the structure and the intensity provided by the Mourvèdre.
Syrah and Grenache are processed together, while the Mourvèdre separately at the end of the harvest. Fermentation occurs for three to four weeks on skin permitting a gentle extraction which aims at obtaining fine and delicate tannins. Then, the wine is aged for 12 to 14 months in French barriques.

At degustation, it shows a great deep garnet colour and an elegant nose with some dark fruits notes as well as floral characters such as violet and liquorice.
The palate is ample, well rounded, with affine tannins structure. It shows chocolate notes with a longing finish. It is a powerful and generous wine, expressing itself with delicacy which will age beautifully for 10 to 12 years according to vintages.
Will match perfectly casserole dishes such as a boeuf Bourguignon as well as grilled red meat and aged cheeses.

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Product category: Provence

Signature White

The Château Saint-Esprit Signature white is made of the main Provence white varietal, the Rolle, which shows stone fruits and citrus notes.
The grapes are harvested in early morning cool temperatures. Then, they are fully destemmed before pressing. Juices are carefully selected. The fermentation occurs half in temperature controlled stainless tanks and half in French barrels. The wine is aged for eight months in French barriques to bring more complexity and texture.

At degustation, it shows a beautiful light gold colour. A very delicate nose with some stone fruits and citrus notes. The palate is well rounded on vanilla and toasty brioche aromas. An elegant and long finish with a crisp acidity.  
A beautiful marriage between the textural French oak characters and the fresh fruits aromas, this expressive wine will match beautifully an oven baked Seabass as well as fresh fruit desert or a creamy Tropezian tart.

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Company news

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Jan 12, 2018

New vintage releases

2 fantastic vintages to discover at Prowein: 
  • The 2016 reds express some great fruit express with a beautiful structure. On of the best vintages in Provence in the last 15 years! 
  • The 2017 rosés and whites express fresh fruits and crisp acidity. Refreshing and very well balance, they will be fantastic this summer! 

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Jan 12, 2018

2018: A year of Change!

For four generations, the Croce-Spinelli Family produces great wines with passion and respect for its soil. 
In 2018, we will have brand new facilities which will launch a great development of our wine and oenotourism opperations, thus continuing a story started in 1955. 
  • A brand new winery will triple our procucing capacity: 3 levels built with 2 undergroud in order to use gravity and enhance the greatest of our grapes. 
  • A new cellar door with a 500m2 terrasse to enjoy sunny days in Provence drinking a glass of rosé. 
  • The main Bastide will be fully renovated with 9 rooms BnB in order to share our beautiful estate. 
  • Some great events this summer with concerts, art exhibitions, gastronomic dinner...
A lot to discover in summer 2018!

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About us

Company details

Owned by the Croce-Spinelli family for four generations, Château Saint-Esprit Estate is located in the heart of Provence on a centuries old property.

Winemaker Richard Croce-Spinelli’s vision for winemaking encompasses deep commitment to its terroir and sustainable viticulture. With a great respect for the soil, climate and multigenerational know-how, Richard brings extraordinary characteristics and identity to his wines.

Today, Richard and Hélène Croce-Spinelli with their son Florent and their daughter Mathilde, manage the Château Saint-Esprit Estate with passion.

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Company data

Foundation

1955