Bandol & Cotes de Provence Wines
The vineyard, planted on marl and limestone soils, enjoys a microclimate where sea breezes and Mistral bring the right balance of aeration and rain.
Mourvedre, the emblematic grape variety of the Bandol appellation, predominant in our red and rose blends, expresses itself fully on this exceptional terroir, facing south, facing the sea.
AOP Cotes de Provence
Our vines planted in AOP Cotes de Provence are laid out in terraces arranged in “Restanques”. They thrive on clayey-limestone soils and benefit from maximum sunshine.
The vineyard shines in a natural amphitheatre, rocked by sea breezes and the Mistral wind.
The land of Souviou is hard, stony, limestone, demanding, sun-kissed, beaten by the Mistral.
It is also, a land of scents where masticum, thyme, rosemary, lavender, mint exacerbate their aromas. A wild land of heather, strawberry trees, broom, rockrose and rockrose where vines and olive trees live in harmony.
The vineyard is bathed in sunshine with 3000 hours of sunshine per year. The sun is scorching on the hillsides, it softens near the sea, filtered by the sea air and the nights are frequently cooled by the Mistral wind.
The vineyard, classified as AOP Bandol and Cotes de Provence, is in the process of converting to organic farming since 2011. The vineyard is adorned with a palette of grape varieties resistant and seasoned by drought and the Mistral ; Mourvèdre, Grenache, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Carignan for the red and rosé wines, Clairette, Ugni blanc or Rolle for the white wines. The average yield is 40hl/ha and the harvest is entirely manual with a careful selection of each bunch at the cutting and on the sorting table.
In the cellar, about twenty thermo-regulated stainless steel vats proudly stand in the aisles. Fermentations are thus carefully carried out by grape variety or parcel before the final blends. Constant supervision is provided at each stage of the winemaking process. The barrel cellar, partly dug into the rock, benefits from stable temperature and hygrometry all year round for optimal maturation of our red wines. The bottling and labeling chain ensures us full autonomy and quality control of our production.