Françoise Dutheil


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.

Location

Provence, France

Appellations

AOC Bandol, AOC Côtes de Provence

Size

17 hectares

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

Certification

None

 

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Côtes de Provence 2018