Your trip becomes exciting , going to good restaurants, local festivals, the five AOC vineyards … The vineyard covers 44 municipalities between Aix and the South Luberon for a production that has 5 AOC Coteaux d Aix-en-Provence, Luberon, Palette, Côtes de Provence and Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire.
Reds and rosé wine appreciating lovers from around the world come together, not forgetting the white wines, although they represent only 5% of production.
The red wines are powerful, structured, tonic often, from a wide variety of grapes, mostly grenache, syrah, cabernet sauvignon or Cinsault. Roses.
They are a perfect accompaniment to the cuisine of Provence. These wines are crisp, tasty and fruity. The white wines, for their part, are both fine and fragrant with aromas of ripe fruit. Their recognition is currently underway.
Discovery of the AOC Palette at the foot of the Sainte-Victoire Mountain in the village of Palette, it is spread over 46 hectares of the wine towns to Meyreuil Tholonet and Aix-en-Provence. The vineyard located in the hollow of rocky hills enjoys a privatised Mediterranean microclimate. Well exposed to sunlight, it takes full advantage of the summer heat, nicely regulated by the sea breeze.
Discover the wines of Château Henri Bonnaud. The castle is situated on a small vineyard, near Aix. Pink, red and white including many local varieties. Red, custody, express violet and pine wood.
Château Henri Bonnaud Rosé: A wine with a flavour profile that is expressed with finesse and elegance which reflect aromas of rose..
Château Henri Bonnaud Red: A rich wine with silky and elegant tannins. It has a long deep finish…
Quintessence White: A wine with aromatic profile, stylish, expressed with intensity and complexity with a floral aroma…
Wine tasting will include tasting different flavours
At 25 kilometres from Aix-en-Provence, Chateau Grand Boise is a magical place: at a glance, the visitor embraces the Sainte-Victoire Mountain in all its extent and the Arc valley.
Stunning and unique views, Chateau Grand Boise is located overlooking the medieval village of Trets-en Provence, it is a naturally favourable place with 77 parcels of vines are spread out over a vast area of 500 hectares on a mountainside. They form here and the small terraces face the Mont Sainte-Victoire. The wine has been cultivated for centuries. The soil is the new name Sainte Victoire, a naturally ecosystem favourable to the wine since Roman times. Chateau Grand Boise is the highest area, vines between 300 and 640 meters. The combination of altitude with sunshine provides wines of freshness and great balance.
Wine tasting at Château Grand Boise
From very old vines, carefully selected plots, Vintages Formerly offer more richness, complexity and harmony. Served by a demanding wine, they represent all the excellence of Provence. These wines are complemented by a Renaissance Cuvée and Cuvée 1610 celebrating 400 years of the area.
Lunch at the restaurant « La Maison du Chateau » in Châteauneuf le Rouge
Diner can be in Aix en Provence, in 3 or 4 **** hotel depending on the option chosen
Accommodation at Aix en Provence in 3 or 4 **** hotel depending on the option chosen
Visit the Palace of the Popes, the bridge
Châteauneuf du Pape wine tasting at Domaine Château La Nerthe
In the twelfth century, at the time when the popes were French, the vineyards of La Nerthe were born: it merged with the appearance of the vineyard in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, where the priests had elected a summer residence.
Recognised undoubtingly the historical areas of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château La Nerthe were constantly surrounded by the most attentive care by its successive owners: men of convictions, aristocrats, experts in Châteauneuf-du Pope, the Marquis Tulle de Villefranche, Commander Joseph Ducos, the Richard family, all have worked to La Nerthe to acquire and maintain a reputation of excellence.
In the initial progress of the Alps, around the massive area of the Dentelles de Montmirail are several vineyards. The wine village’s typically Provencal offer untouched landscapes within which flourishes a vineyard millennium and 4 vineyards of the sides of the Rhone: the AOC VDN Muscat Beaumes of Venice, the AOC Beaumes of Venice, Gigondas and Vacqueyras. To these 4 designations, is added the sides of the Rhã’Ne Villages Sablet
You will discover the perched villages (Banon, Saigon …) each wearing their Provençal campanile, narrow streets, shaded and flowered squares summer, small chapels and old fountains. The region is also the kingdom of aromatic plants, oaks, pines of Aleppo and capers and vegetation surrounding the Alps. Before leaving Beaumes, take time to stop at the oil mill Balméenne. The old mill, in operation until 1999 is a free visit where you can find a wide selection of olive oils of the area and Provencal products, based on olive.
Visit a local farm herbs in season or Banon cheese, available in every season.
Tasting sweet wines Muscat de Beaumes de Venise at Domaine de la Pigeade
Located in the heart of Provence and the Rhone Valley, the Domaine de la Pigeade overlaps four prestigious appellations: Muscat Beaumes de Venise, Vacqueyras, Côtes du Ventoux and Côtes du Rhône. In a beautiful green area, the building now houses the sixteenth century the cellars of the winemaking. At the foot of the Dentelles, a few kilometres from Mont Ventoux and Luberon, the area there has a geographical position that allows for a unique micro climate, conducive to the development of the best wines.
Lunch in Avignon or in transit (restaurants recommended in your travel Notes)
Dinner can be in the Luberon countryside in a Typical Mas **** in 3 or 4 depending on the option chosen
Accommodation in the Luberon countryside in a Typical Mas **** in 3 or 4 depending on the option chosen
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|June :11 / 25||July :16 / 30||August :20|
|September :3 / 17||October :1 / 15||November :5|
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