THE OLDER VINESTOCK, IN A UNIQUE ENVIRONMENT, THESE LONG LASTING WINES ARE A LIVING TESTIMONY TO THE MOURVEDRE GRAPE
Built in the 19th century, the Chateau overlooks a steeply terraced south-facing hillside. The view extends to the Bec de l'Aigle (the Eagles Beak). Family owned since 1969 this vineyard has a large number of very old vinestocks, some dating back 50 years. The narrow terraces, just wide enough for 1 to 3 rows of vines cover the sunny southern slopes right up to the Chateau.
Mainly Mourvèdre. Harvested late and destalked. Macerated for 21 days in wooden cone-shaped tanks. Traditional maturation in tuns, completed in oak casks depending on the vintage.
Deep ruby with a purple sheen. Intense, lusty nose redolent of spices, and the aroma of truffles. Well structured with plenty of tannin. The bouquet carries subtle hints of tobacco, liquorice and pepper.
Decant the older vintages before drinking at 18°C. A Bandol that will keep. Good with game, marinated meats, dishes with strong sauces, lamb, red meats and cheese.
Blend of Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Grenache. Direct pressing of whole crushed grapes, harvested from September to mid-October. Fermentation ranging from 11 to 17 days in stainless steel vats. Blending in late January. Bottled from the end of May before being left to mature in the bottle in air conditioned cellars.
Pale hue. Fine yet distinct bouquet with intense floral overtones. Racy yet full bodied. A fine delicate wine with lots of personality and vegetable aromas.
Served at 12 to 14°C. Good with a bourride, bouillabaisse, shellfish, salmon marinated with dill, bass lightly grilled with fennel, paprika and crayfish, and spicy exotic dishes.
Mainly clairette pointue. Direct pressing of whole uncrushed grapes harvested in the second half of September. Fermented for 21 days in stainless steel vats. Bottled from May and left to mature in the bottle in our air conditioned cellars. Brilliant pale yellow hue. Fine, clean bouquet with a persistent floral nose. Warm, rounded, well balanced flavour with vegetable aromas.