Range of Wine
Château Vignelaure’s terroir, between 350 and 400 meters above sea level, located both on Rians (Var department) and Jouques (Bouches-du-Rhône department), is characterised by a fresh climate, with important temperature gaps between days and nights. Thanks to a slow ripening process, the wines are balanced and characterised by a remarkable freshness. The whole terroir is classified in the AOC Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence appellation. Some unclassified grape varieties are planted (Merlot and Roussanne), it is why we are making IGP Méditerranée wines, like the cuvée Le Page de Vignelaure.
The vineyard is offering 3 different cuvées : Château, Source et Page, all of them in red wine, white wine and rosé wine.
Château Vignelaure cuvée is the great wine of the vineyard : powerful, complexity and balance with elegance. That is why these wines are gastronomic wines, we find them in the most prestigious French tables, and have a remarkable ageing potential.
- The red wine
Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (about 70%) and Shiraz (about 30%). The selected old vines are on the best hill. Each grape variety and terroir is harvested and vinified separately.
We wait for the optimum maturity to harvest by-hand and select the grapes. The grapes are destemmed then they macerate for more than 3 weeks in stainless-steel tanks with temperature control. Then, the different lots are aged in oak barrels (228 litters, 400 litters and 600 litters) from 18 to 24 months (20% of new oak).
Then, we blend the two grape varieties and the vintage is bottled in one go. The full bottles stay in our own cellars for a minimum of 2 years before being labelled in order to be sold.
We are offering several vintages of red wine among which some are more than 10 years old. Each year is unique and reflects the particular climate conditions of the vintage.
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- The rosé wine
Certified organic wine, Château Vignelaure Rosé is made of a qualitative grape variety selection of old vines of Grenache, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. After a soft pneumatic press cycle, juices are fermenting in stainless-steel tanks with temperature control. The wines are then aged on fine lees for 3 months before the final blending. A rosé wine can be aged from 2 to 5 years and well matched with Mediterranean food.
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- The white wine
Vignelaure white (IGP Méditerranée), certified organic wine, is made of the original blend of Roussanne and Sauvignon Blanc. The fresh and late ripening terroir of Vignelaure is perfectly adapted to white wines and this cuvée is already showing interesting flavours : full-bodied, perfectly balanced by an elegant acidity. One part of the grapes is fermented in oak barrels (400 litters) made by a barrel-maker in Meursault (Burgundy), the other part goes in small stainless-steel tanks. White grape varieties were planted in 2009 and this cuvée (first vintage in 2013) promises to be more complex and more powerful in the near future.
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La Source de Vignelaure
La Source de Vignelaure, AOC Côteaux d’Aix-en-Provence appellation, is a cuvée with elegance and well-balance. Compared with Château Vignelaure, the wine is drinkable earlier, both for friendly moments like aperitifs but also on daily dishes.
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Le Page de Vignelaure
The label was designed by the famous clothes designer, Yves Saint-Laurent. It was already used by Mr Georges Brunet on his second wine in 1984. Today in IGP Méditerranée appellation because of the grapes varieties used, unclassified in AOC Côteaux d’Aix-en-Provence appellation. The wines are showing power and balance, they are more concentrated than La Source of Vignelaure, more freshness and more elegance.
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