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Chateau RoubineAll products from this vendor
"In the middle of the Provence region, between the communes of Lorgues and Draguignan, one of the oldest wineries in France" Château Roubine ". The winery has been known since the 14th century, when the Templars transferred ownership of the estate to Saint James of the Order of Jerusalem in 1307. Due to its strategically advantageous position on the Roman Route Julienne and the beauty of the surrounding area, the winery is visited by many visitors every year.In 1953, the Ministry of Agriculture awarded the winery the category “Cru Classé”, which is awarded to prestigious vintage wines.The estate vineyard is located in the heart of Vara, between the Verdon River and the Mediterranean Sea , surrounded by pine and oak trees, thirteen grape varieties are grown thanks to the ideal east / west location, natural drainage ("Roubine" means stream), chalky clay soil and excellent conditions for the production of premium wines. The estate covers 320 acres, and the grapes grow on 178 acres. The winery optimally combines but the latest technology and scrupulous requirements for the care of grapes. "
CarignanAll products from this varietal
Carignan prefers warm, dry climates when the grape can express intensive tannins, acidity and color. Carignan is only rarely made as a varietal wine, but the best examples can exibit notes of dark berries and black fruits, pepper, licorice and spicy accents.
Provence is a wine-growing region in the remote southeastern part of France, best known for its quality rose wines and warm, mild climate. Winds characteristic of the southern climate of France (eg mistral wind blowing from the Rhone Valley) are an important factor here; they reduce the spread of vine diseases and molds in vineyards, but unfortunately increase the risk of damage to the grapes and even the vines themselves. In addition, the ideal summer conditions are somewhat offset by the storms that occur in spring and autumn.