ProvenceSoftness and pleasure
Kissed by the midday sun, Provence hides a multitude of treasures within its quaint villages, breathtaking scenery and turquoise waters. Listen to the sound of the cicada song, relax and enjoy a stroll through the olive groves and lavender fields, climb through the hills and savour delicious Mediterranean dishes. Everything is possible in Provence.
With its wild natural surroundings and southern influences, Provence offers a wealth of rich and varied landscapes.
The Sainte-VictoireA breathtaking setting
When you first eyes on Sainte-Victoire Moutaint it is easy to imagine that you are witnessing the first day of creation, in th midst of a larger-than-life, authentic, and preserved setting. And nestled in this natural cathedra lis another jewel : Château Gassier.
For the past six years, our greastest wish has been to share this hidden treasure with as many people as possible. This is the driving force behind our work on the vineyard and on the Château Gassier wines but also behind our commitment to defending and promoting the appelation Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire. The mountain reminds us, perhaps here more than elsewhere, of the importance of humility in the face of this bountiful natural wealth.
Day by day it inspires us to continue to take pleasure in tending to the land, studying it, protecting it, and respecting it. We, the winemakers of Sainte-Victoire, are conscious of our luck and of our duty toward the future generations.
But our ambition in the years to come is also to spread the word that Rosé wine, as well as being a symbol of festivity, joy and conviviality, is also a product of the terroir, born of ancestral know-how. And we are proud that our wines now feature in the wine cellars of the very best restaurants.
Côtes de Provence Sainte-VictoireGeographical Complementary Denomination
Situated to the east of Aix-en-Provence, the Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire are set in the foothhills of the famous moutain. The appellation zone spreads over 9 communes in the Bouches-du-Rhône and the Var which represent 2500 hectares of potential vineyards. Today, 500 are classed as Cru Sainte-Victoire. The vineyard is set in poor soil made up of limestone and shale sandstone, which drains well making excellent for growing vines. This terroir has excellent sunshine levels and a climate with continental tendencies protected to the south from the maritime influences by the Aurelien Mountains and the Sainte-Baume massif. This action of the dry and regular mistral wind is good for the vines because it cleanses the vineyard. The grapes mature later than in the rest of the Côtes de Provence appellation, which gives the wines a characteristic freshness.