Provence, France

Proprietor: Famille DUTHEIL de la ROCHERE
Year of Establishment: 1964
Size of Estate: 14 hectares
Av. bottles/annum: 48,000

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Importer:  Tim Stock - Vinous Imports, tim@vinous.com.au


Located on the edge of the village of Sainte Anne d’Evenos in the north east of the Bandol appellation, Château Sainte Anne’s vineyards face north and east making them one of the last to harvest and unique in an appellation where southern aspects are favoured to ripen the recalcitrant Mourvèdre. Sainte Anne d’Evenos is situated in a tight valley protected by rocky limestone outcrops. Here, summer nights are cool thanks to the cold mountain air, preserving freshness and allowing the domaine to harvest as late as required without the risk of disease. The resulting wines are usually an elegant 12.5% alcohol/volume, including the reds.

Château Sainte-Anne was one of the pioneers of France’s natural winemaking scene and are a founding member of the AVN - Association des Vins Naturels.


 

VINES

CABELLA

Size
2.10 hectares
% of your production
TBA
Owned
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
Limestone clay slopes
Varieties planted
UGNI BLANC - CLAIRETTE
Training system
TAILLE EN GOBELET
Fertilizer
Green manure, humus, sheep manure
Pest control
Copper and sulphur
Weed control
Mechanical
When was it converted to natural farming
1992

 

LEGUAY

Size
2.8 hectares
% of your production
TBA
Owned
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
Limestone clay slopes
Varieties planted
MOURVEDRE - CINSAULT
Training system
TAILLE EN GOBELET
Fertilizer
Green manure, humus, sheep manure
Pest control
Copper and sulphur
Weed control
Mechanical
When was it converted to natural farming
1992

 

PONCELET

Size
6.0 hectares
% of your production
TBA
Owned
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
Limestone clay slopes
Varieties planted
MOURVEDRE - GRENACHE - CINSAULT
Training system
TAILLE EN GOBELET
Fertilizer
Green manure, humus, sheep manure
Pest control
Copper and sulphur
Weed control
Mechanical
When was it converted to natural farming
1992

 

MAILLET

Size
1.4 hectares
% of your production
TBA
Owned
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
Limestone clay slopes
Varieties planted
MOURVEDRE - GRENACHE - CINSAULT
Training system
TAILLE EN GOBELET
Fertilizer
Green manure, humus, sheep manure
Pest control
Copper and sulphur
Weed control
Mechanical
When was it converted to natural farming
1992

LESSARDI

Size
1.7 hectares
% of your production
TBA
Owned
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
Limestone clay slopes
Varieties planted
MOURVEDRE - CINSAULT
Training system
TAILLE EN GOBELET
Fertilizer
Green manure, humus, sheep manure
Pest control
Copper and sulphur
Weed control
Mechanical
When was it converted to natural farming
1992
 
 

Wines

BANDOL BLANC

2013
Variety/ies
UGNI BLANC - CLAIRETTE
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
CABELLA
Days of skin contact
Nil
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
12 months in stainless steel
Selected Yeast
Wild yeasts
Total Sulphites (ppm)
40 mg/l

BANDOL ROSE

2014
Variety/ies
MOURVEDRE - CINSAULT
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
LEGUAY
Days of skin contact
Nil
Filtered
No
Fined
No.
Elevage
6 months in stainless steel
Selected Yeast
Wild yeasts
Total Sulphites (ppm)
32 mg/l

BANDOL ROUGE

2012
Variety/ies
MOURVEDRE - GRENACHE - CINSAULLT
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
PONCELET
Days of skin contact
18 days
Filtered
Yes.
Fined
Yes.
Elevage
50 Hl Foudres
Selected Yeast
Wild yeasts
Total Sulphites (ppm)
55 mg/l

COTES DE PROVENCE ROSE

2014
Variety/ies
CARIGNAN - CINSAULT - MOURVEDRE
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
MAILLET
Days of skin contact
Nil
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
6 months in stainless steel
Selected Yeast
Wild yeasts
Total Sulphites (ppm)
30 mg/l

COTES DE PROVENCE ROUGE

2011
Variety/ies
CARIGNAN - MOURVEDRE
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
LESSARDI
Days of skin contact
15 days
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
35 Hl Foudres
Selected Yeast
Wild yeasts
Total Sulphites (ppm)
58 mg/l