The Alpilles

The Alpilles

Alpilles PGI is a recent Provence designation, that is still off the record with some 1075 acres, yet already well-known thanks to talented wine-growers. This is what motivated us to take over the family domain.

Pebbles, ‘garrigue’, wind, sunshine: all the elements are here to produce good wines.

le Grand
Castelet

Grapes are harvested first thing in the morning then travel along the shady path bordered by 100-year-old plane trees, in order to be turned into wine in a natural cold room, thanks to the wine warehouse’s thick stone walls.

You’ll travel through this place’s authenticity. Next to the elegant mansion lies a Provençal courtyard, flanked by large, white farm buildings, where stands out the central sundial that has been setting the tempo since 1740.

The unsegmented Grand Castelet domain, stretches along the Rhône river, with some 494 acres of vines, woods, and crops, succeeding one another.

The thick walls

Stone from the cellar

The thick walls

Stone from the cellar

Général Sobier

Napoleon’s comrade in arms

the pioneers

First French airmen

The Men

Like a true family epic, we’ve got among our ancestors a few renowned characters.

First and foremost, there isgeneral Sorbier, Napoleon’s comrade in arms, now resting in the Arc de Triomphe.
He was then followed by brilliant civil engineers, one of the first French pilots un des 1, soldiers and intellectuals, one philologist and several oenologists, until the Padre, the expert in Spanish vine-growing.

Our own role is yet to be written, in all modesty.

Our Wines

THE BLENDS

Our Violon d’Ingres is the passion that we busy ourselves with, generation after generation. We’ve wanted these first wine batches to be precise, tasty and striking for their freshness.

Violon d'Ingres

Red

Access the technical data sheet Vin d'assemblage, Violon d'Ingres, Rouge

Violon d'Ingres

Rosé

Access the technical data sheet Vin d'assemblage, Violon d'Ingres, Rosé

Violon d'Ingres

White

Access the technical data sheet Vin d'assemblage, Violon d'Ingres, Blanc

Our Wines

THE PLOTS

Thanks to our vast domain, we’ve been able to select more expressive plots. Long and rich, their elegance is striking.

Rideau sur les vendanges

Red

Access the technical data sheet Vin Parcellaire, Rideau sur les vendanges, Rouge

Sur les berges du Rhône

Rosé

Access the technical data sheet Vin Parcellaire, Sur les berges du Rhône, Rosé

À l'ombre des platanes

White

Access the technical data sheet Vin Parcellaire, À l'ombre des platanes, Blanc






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