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Domaine Sainte Marie

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To deserve this wine, cross the Canadian border

The history of the estate dates back to the 17th century. The lands of the estate then belonged to the Carthusian monastery of La Verne, located a little higher up in the Maures massif. At that time less than 10....

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South-facing, the terroir is made up of a siliceous soil filtering micaschists, schists and white quartz. The average age of the vines is around 30 years. They benefit from a hot and dry climate in summer. The nights are cool, summer and winter. This thermal amplitude is ideal to reach good maturity. Our plots are grassed over the entire estate on a temporary basis. This allows us to maintain the soil on the hillside areas. At the entrance of the estate, you will have to cross a "Canadian passage". At the entrance of the domain, you will have to cross a "Canadian passage", which is not made to prevent the ewes from leaving the domain but to avoid the wild boars from entering it.

Our story

The history of the estate dates back to the 17th century. At that time, the land of the estate belonged to the Carthusian monastery of La Verne located a little further up in the Maures massif. At that time less than 10 hectares were cultivated in vines. In 1884, a terrible Cholera epidemic struck the region and miraculously stopped on the estate. A statue of the virgin Sainte-Marie was then built in recognition. She gave her name to the estate.1884 inherited the name of our prestige cuvée.1884 marked a new era for Domaine Sainte Marie: organic conversion began in 2009 and since 2015 all our wine production is certified organic.

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For us, being a winegrower means letting the terroir develop with as much honesty and precision as possible. It also means listening to our customers. In April 2000, in the Ribera del Duero region, I met Emilio Moro in his still dilapidated estate. Our tasting lasted almost two hours while his vehicle was still running in front of the winery. It was a simple and improvised moment that will remain engraved in my memory, an initiatory rite? To pour the glass before each tasting. My guru? Bruno Rocca, in the Piedmont region, Barbaresco. My love for wine started when I was 7 years old, when I tasted champagne for the first time. In our valley, the Sainte Marie estate is the only one to produce a wine in organic agriculture: it is a first typicality in its history and in the nature of the wine. For the rest, I let you discover how our wine differs from the others.

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Domaine Sainte Marie
 10 reviews
2020, Provence - Côtes de Provence
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