Grown just outside the village of Néoules between Toulon and Brignoles, these vineyards are made of clay and limestone soil and are set on north-facing slopes. This means good moisture control as well as an extended ripening season due to the aspect and the altitude 300-400m above sea level.
Our red is a traditional AOC Coteaux Varois en Provence blend made from Grenache and Syrah grapes grown in small parcels of old vines (between 20-50 years old). These grape varieties are well suited to the warm conditions of Provence and are also famously grown in the Rhône where they can be found in such wines as Gigondas and Vacqueras.
What makes this wine super special is the fact that it has been aged in huge, old oak barrels known as “foudres”. These barrels soften the wine and give it the silky finish that has proven so popular.
Our red takes its spicy wild berry aromas and depth of flavour from Syrah and its warmth and roundness from Grenache Noir. Unusually smooth and developed from a lengthy stay in oak casks, this wine has been a huge hit amongst many of our friends as it combines being full-bodied whilst also being exceptionally smooth.
What it goes with
Being powerful yet smooth, it is a very versatile wine, going well with poultry, game, casseroles and stews (such as our famous daube de boeuf). And let’s not forget the cheese course too!
This wine should be served at between 14° and 18°C.