Wine

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TERROIR

AOC Côtes de Provence.
Pierrefeu-du-Var.
Certified Organic since 2005.
The soils of the Château la Tour de l’Evêque are mainly made of
argile and schist.

BLEND 

41% Cinsault
34% Grenache
11% Syrah
3% Mourvèdre
3% Ugni blanc
4% Rolle
3% Sémillon
1% Cabernet sauvignon.
Average age of the vines : 25 Years Old

TASTING

This delicate wine should be drunk around 14°c. Lovely for the aperitif. It is also a perfect match with poultry, veal, prawn, scallops, fish, smoked salmon, cheese soufflés, and Asian cooking.

WINEMAKING 

The vineyards are worked by hand, using natural animal fertilizers. Buds are trimmed and a green harvest is practiced to purposefully limit yields. A part of the vineyard is plowed with horses. The area between the rows of vines is grassed over with cereals.

All grapes are harvested by hand, sorted, not de-stemmed and directly loaded into an hydraulic Champenois Coquard press without crushing. The grapes are lightly pressed so as to obtain optimum delicacy and fragrance from the very heart of the grapes. Wines ferment in temperature-controlled stainless steel, gravity-fed cuves with 50% native yeasts. The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation and is then bottled at the Château La Tour de L’Evêque.