Rosé, 'Esprit' Gassier
The Gassier family has a long history in Provence, tracing its ancestry to Barcelonnette in the Alpes-de-Hautes-Provence. As early as 1421, the family was recognized as part of the Provencal nobility, and in 1938 the Gassier family was granted the title of baron.The Gassiers’ winemaking history began at the end of the 19th century when they purchased 1,000 hectares (2,471 acres) in Saint Estève, of which 200 hectares (494 acres) were dedicated to vineyards. In 1982, Anthony Gassier, representing the fourth generation of vinegrowers in the family, purchased the 40 hectares (98.8 acres) where Chateau Gassier now stands. The winery had been built in 1973 and was known as Jas du Luc at the time of purchase. Over the years, the family’s passion, hard work and experience have revealed Château Gassier’s potential for excellence. In constant search of the finest expression of their unique terroir, the Château Gassier team concentrates on growing and vinifying rosés from the Côtes de Provence and Côtes de Provence Sainte-VictoireIn 2004, the Gassier and Jeanjean families decided to join forces and run the estate together. Today, the vineyard is managed by Baron Georges Gassier, representing the fifth winegrowing generation of the family and working with the support of his father.