Author: Marie

MAISON ANGELVIN

A family owned and operated vinyard in Saint –Tropez producing rosé wine for over three generations. Maison Angelvin produces two separate and unique cuvées of rosés; selection and Prestige.  Committed to delivering some of the best rosés of the region, Maison Angelvin upholds a tradition of excellence. The Angelvin family has for over four generations cultivated their vineyards with the aim of producing wines of unparalleled excellence and distinction.  The two principal cuvées, Selection and Prestige, tantalize the palette and delight the eye.  We invite you to discover the story of what continues to make Maison Angelvin a landmark or elegance and sophistication in the gulf of Saint-Tropez.   PAST TRADITIONS Inspired by stories of antiquity in which Phoenicians , Greeks and Romans had produced the first wines of the area, Louis Angelvin set out to create a refined wine reflective of the natural beauty of the region. As a civil engineer astute in geology and with an extensive knowledge of the mineral composition of Provence he was able to balance and extract the subtitles …

DOMAINE PEY BLANC

The “Château des Annibals” vineyard, a place like no other Did you ever get that strange feeling of belonging when going for the first time to a place where you’ve never been before? That is what happened to Xavier Rolet when he discovered “La Verrière”(The Glassworks), in 1993. This beautiful 9th century priory had been neglected for years and the vines as well as the buildings were in a bad state. Nevertheless he fell in love with this peaceful and enthralling landscape and so did his wife, Nicole, his sister and her husband, Bénédicte and Jean-Louis. The four of them mustered up their courage and their different skills to give back the estate its former beauty and achieved much more than that. This unique vineyard is located next to the Mount Ventoux, the highest mountain in Provence, and to the Dentelles de Montmirail, slender peaks whose dark shapes stand out against the deep blue sky. With an extraordinary view over these mountains and the Vaison-la-Romaine valley this area has always been a favourite spot for …

CHÂTEAU LA COSTE

Wines and Modern Art: the two passions of an Irish billionaire revolutionize Château La Coste. If French people see more and more vineyards, even prestigious ones, being bought by Chinese businessmen with mixed feelings of incredulity and helplessness there are good counter-examples to reconcile them with foreign owners. There are new owners who truly love making their own wines and don’t take it as a mere hobby or a good investment. Such is Chateau La Coste a big estate set in the beautiful Provence “Coteaux d’Aix” area. When the Irish billionaire Patrick Mc Killen bought it in 2003 Chateau La Coste was since the 1960’s one of those many vineyards making huge quantities of low quality wine as was the common way in Southern France for decades. In those days when buying a “Rosé de Provence” chances were that you would get a cheap plonk! But people got tired of drinking it and a new generation of winemakers got tired of making it. Why spoil a real good “terroir” combining both soils made to grow …

EVERYONE IS QUOTABLE…

Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.  –  Ernest Hemingway   EnregistrerEnregistrer EnregistrerEnregistrer EnregistrerEnregistrer