Producer: Château Sainte Marguerite
Although its current plantings only date back to 1929, the land of Chateau Sainte Marguerite has been cultivated for Vineyard growth since antiquity. It was purchased in 1977 by Jean-Pierre Fayard and his wife, and has since grown to become one of Provence’s most dynamic and well respected estates. The vineyards are picturesque. Vines framed with palm trees, looking out over the ocean. It is this proximity to the sea, and optimum sun exposure, that sets Chateau Sainte Marguerite apart. In such a warm climate, the cooling sea breeze is essential for quality grape growing. The resulting wines are fresh and vibrant, rather than overly ripe and thin (like many other wines of the region). It’s unsurprising that most of Chateau Sainte Marguerite ‘s vineyards are classified Cru Classé and certified Organic.
Its nose is fine and complex with scents of citrus fruits, vanilla and honey and the grilled notes. The mouth is aromatic and finely honeyed. Pairs well with aperitif, grilled red mullets, cuttlefishes, octopus salad.