Producing rosé is an inimitable art, cultivated with passion by the winegrowers of Provence. The characteristics of a rosé wine are a soft, clear and limpid colour with a delicate, dry and fruity nose.
The steps of our Var Wine Route :
By discovering the wine route of the Var, you will have the perfect opportunity to find the rosé wine of your choice (including Bandol), among the first rosé producers in the world!
The department is covered by low coastal mountain chains such as the Massif des Maures and the Massif de la Sainte-Baume, and viticulture is present sporadically. Blessed with a Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters, the Var department is home to grape varieties in line with the Provencal characteristics of the region, such as Grenache, Carignan and Cinsault.
These grape varieties give birth to full-bodied red wines as well as fresh and light rosés; very beautiful wines in their appellation and vintage!
Château Pas-du-Cerf, which goes back to the 16th century and was named after the deer hunt by King François I, has been a family vineyard for many years. Since 1848, eight generations of the Gualtieri family have succeeded one another in the craft of winemaking. Today, Genevieve and Patrick, with their daughters Aurore and Diane, continue the family project with the ambition of producing quality wines.
The vineyard covers nearly two hundred acres of south-facing slopes on schistose soil in the heart of the Massif des Maures. The family is committed to staying close to nature, using organic fertilizers and other methods to produce superior quality grapes.
The entire area is a natural reserve in the heart of Provence and has developed a variation of bled rosé wines (including Pas du Cerf Côtes de Provence Rosé!), made from distinct blends of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Tibouren.
As its name indicates, Pertuade (meaning "lost place" in Provençal dialect) is a hidden place in the heart of a natural landscape, between sea and hills, on 15 hectares of vineyards between Hyères and St.Tropez. The Pertuade estate is an area surrounded by hills, with an exceptional terroir, where we find the emblematic grape variety of Provence: Grenache, Cinsawhatult, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Tibouren, Ugni Blanc and Rolle. It's only been 5 years since Candice and her family took over the management of the estate; a great opportunity to get together over a glass of wine and share this new passion!
Château Saint-Esprit, a family wine estate located on the heights of Draguignan, not far from Flayosc, offers not only wines full of character from traditional Provençal vines, but also fresh products such as goat cheese, organic tomatoes freshly picked from the garden, as well as Provençal specialities. Looking for a gourmet experience? You will surely appreciate the atmosphere of the estate, a magical place where you can both feed yourself spiritually and satisfy your stomach!
The Gassier family has a long history in Provence, tracing its origins to Barcelonnette in the Alpes-de-hautes-Provence. From 1421, the family was considered as members of the Provençal nobility and in 1938 they received the title of Baron.
Just like the family from which they descend, the wines of Château Gassier will take you to a new level through their noble, lively and elegant character, and will do so with authenticity and modesty! Indeed, Chateau Gassier produces only four wines, all of them are organic and made in an exceptional way: the harvest takes place early in the morning in order to preserve the freshness of the grapes, thus preserving their aromas, which gives an outstanding fruitiness to the wines.