In a natural amphitheater, the Bandol vineyard is staged in terraces (terraces) over approximately 1500 hectares. The appellation area concerns eight municipalities between land and mountains, south of the Sainte Baume mount.
Our terroir benefits from exceptional sunshine of nearly 3000 hours a year.
In the 6th century BC, the Phocaeans landed on the shores of what would become their colony of Torroeis, bringing in their amphoraes the civilization of the vine and wine.
The National Institute of Appellations of Origin recognized BANDOL as one of the first A.O.C in 1941.
Bandol wines come in three colours: Red, Rosé and White.
The grape variety of the appellation is Mourvèdre whose specificity is the tannin it brings to red wine.
It allows the good aging and the longevity of the wine. It represents at least 50% of the grape varieties in Red.
The yield of the appellation is 38 hectoliters per hectare.
The Grenache and Cinsault grape varieties complete the Red grape variety.
Our estate is part of the Bandol Appellation area.
An appellation with a wealth of soils. Mainly limestone, there are also sandy marls, sandstones and falun (shell sediments).
This terroir is staged in terraces in a natural amphitheater which descends towards the Mediterranean Sea facing due south.
At the estate, we have clay-limestone soils and falun. These draining soils give wines full of finesse and elegance.
Young vines intended for the production of red wines are only admitted to A.O.C at the eighth leaf (8 years).
The Reds are aged in oak barrels for at least 18 months.
We are attached to our vines, their terroir and their age.