Three colours of wine

There are three colours of wine from Les Baux-de-Provence. Of the wines from the AOP area, 53% are red, 39% rosé and 8% white.

The full-bodied, fruity reds bear the badge of elegance. They are seductive in their softly blended tannins, fresh and intense, combining body and length. Their aromas reveal a wild and powerful edge, dominated by small black fruits, spices and the garrigue scrubland, giving way to light chocolate notes at the end.

The rosés are ideal for the table. These balanced wines have pleasing notes of red fruits, crushed strawberry or gooseberry, with a spicy zing. Freshness, delicacy and complexity are their main characteristics. Produced by the saignée method, they have a darker pink colouring and are most suited for drinking with food. Their bouquet is surprisingly lively, demonstrating delicacy and complexity.

The rarer whites reveal a broad aromatic palette, mixing yellow fruits, citrus, exotic fruits, white flowers and honey, at times giving way to a slight note of bitterness. They draw their mineral character from the depths of the limestone terroir.

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Mas de la Dame
www.masdeladame.com
Tel +33(0)4 90 54 40 67

Mas Sainte-Berthe
www.mas-sainte-berthe.com
Tel +33(0)4 90 54 39 01

L’Affectif
www.laffectif.com
Tel +33(0)4 90 54 56 52

 

Mas de la Dame

Quoted by Nostradamus in its predictions, painted by Van Gogh, mentioned by Simone de Beauvoir, the Mas de la Dame produces wines and olive oils for four generations…

Caroline Missoffe and Anne Poniatowski, great granddaughters of the founder, are today in charge of the domain that streches over 300 hectares.

Situated at the foot of the famous village Baux-de-Provence, on the south-facing side of the Alpilles, their wines benefit from a unique soil and climate.

AOP Les Baux-de-Provence, the vinification has been certified 100% organic by Ecocert.

www.masdeladame.com
Tel +33(0)4 90 54 40 67

Mas Sainte Berthe

In the 17th century, the Mas Sainte Berthe was then called “la maison aux champs” of the Lord de Mollières.

Since 1950, the Mas Sainte Berthe is handled by the same family. Geneviève Rolland, along with her children and the oenologist Christian Nief, is today the owner and leads the domain in a sustainable manner.

Vines find here favourable conditions to grow. The mixture of clay, gravel and marl favours the natural drainage of the land. Sunshine duration is also exceptionnal with more than 300 days per year. The beneficial action of the Mistral, typically strong wind frequent in the area, means that the vines remain in perfectly good health.

AOP Les Baux-de-Provence, the domain produces red, rosé and white wines.

www.massainteberthe.com
Tel +33(0)4 90 54 39 01

Rallye des Vignerons des Baux-de-Provence

On a weekend in September, explore the riches of the vineyards on the southern and northern slopes of the Alpilles. Wine-growers from the ten estates within the AOP Les Baux-de-Provence open the doors of their farmhouses and châteaux to give participants an intimate and friendly glimpse behind the scenes of the appellation.

The Rallye des Vignerons des Baux is a fun car rally, punctuated by visits to wine cellars and olive-oil mills. The estates each devise an activity, such as an introduction to tasting, quizzes matching wine with foods, vinification methods, etc. and provide a lunch served on long tables.

Save the date: Saturday 26 Septembre 2020.

Rallye des Vignerons des Baux

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Maison du Roy, Rue Porte Mage,
13520 Les Baux-de-Provence
Tel +33 (0)4 90 54 34 39
tourisme@lesbauxdeprovence.com

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