This 18-hectare piece of land bought in 2016 is oriented east, south–east, located at 300 meters altitude. It is a terroir with an exceptional potential, mostly composed of sandy marl of the santonien. Its cooler orientation is what interested us. As it is less hot, it is mostly used to emphasize the freshness of white and rosé wines. Historically this terroir was considered the reference for Bandol in these two colors. Some old vintages show it’s still possible to make great red wines too.
Clairette (60%), Ugni blanc (30%) with Rolle, Bourboulenc, and Marsanne
Average age of the vines: 25-30 years
In tanks and tuns
10 months before bottling.
Conservation : 1 to 5 years. A much longer aging is possible, to evolve towards more honeyed and marine aromas.