Château Saint-Anne, Provence
The Château Saint-Anne is located in the Bandol appellation, facing north and east, allowing Françoise and her son to be some of last to harvest Mourvèdre. They have been working the vineyard naturally since the beginning, being one of the founders of the french Natural Wine Association (AVN).
The Bandol appellation asks for a minimum of 18 months ageing in wood, but the family prefers to let the wine complete the malolactic fermentation, explaining why the wines are that rich and fresh.
|Appellations||AOC Bandol, AOC Côtes de Provence|
|Soils||Clay and limestone slopes|
|Varieties cultivated||Mourvèdre, Grenache, Cinsault|
|Annual production||40,000 bottles|
|Age of vines||50 years old on average|
|Farming/Winemaking||Organic farmed, natural winemaking, no additives or chemicals, natural fermentation|