Our vineyard

Surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of Provence, the vineyards at Château les Crostes are situated on an extensive property amid 220 hectares of forest. Planted on exceptional stony clay-limestone soil, the 55-hectare vineyard is completely palisaded and cultivated to ensure that the grounds can enjoy the maximum period of sunshine. The sprawling grounds feature beautifully arranged walking paths through the olive groves and vineyard, a romantic pond with a quiet island, and a picnic area with a beautiful view.

Tradition

Provence not only has its pleasant temperature and the elegance of the quaint little villages who’s beauty have conquered more than a few hearts, but hidden in the breath-taking views that look upon the valleys of Provence are the unending vines that produce this world-renowned wine. It has been 2,600 years since the Greeks founded the city of Marseille, in 600 BC, and the same amount of time since wine has been made in the region. Provence is the oldest wine region in the entire country, and is today the only region that focuses on making Rosé; in fact more than half of the regions total production is Rosé. Of course, Château les Crostes produces excellent rose wines that have been rewarded in many contests, but they also make some excellent red and white wines that are appreciated by many.

Cultivation

The production of a wine of such excellence is only possible because of hard work and perseverance. First the grapes are handpicked which makes for a better assurance that no bad grapes have gotten into the load. Furthermore the upkeep of the vineyard is optimized by the regulated size of the estate making sure that the employees are not working on dimension that are more than they could cope with. Over the years we have modernized the installations by adding tanks that are atomized and that have an interior cooling system. Now the vinification is done in stainless steel tanks that have all the technology needed to meet the desired outcome. Through this all the subtle yet precious aromas are kept in the wine. In the cave the grapes are chosen and pressed in a pneumatic way and the jus is collected with the help of gravity. The seller, where are stocked the wooden barrels, was dug in a hill so to keep a constant temperature.