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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 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 Mary was then built in recognition. She gave her name to the estate....Lire plus Learn more
Facing due south, the terroir consists of a siliceous soil filtering micaschists, schists and white quartz. The slopes are quite gentle.
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 for reaching good maturities.
Our plots are grassed throughout the estate on a temporary basis. This helps to maintain the soil on the hillside areas. In
addition, it ensures biological and animal diversity while being a balanced
At the entrance to the domain, you will have to cross a "Canadian passage". This one is not made so that the sheep do not leave the estate but to avoid that the wild boars do not enter it.
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 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 Mary was then built in recognition. She gave her name to the estate.
1884 inherited the name of our prestigious
Organic conversion will mark a new era for the Domaine Sainte Marie: it began in 2009 and since 2015 all our wine production has been certified organic.
For us, being a winegrower means letting the terroir develop with the greatest honesty and precision possible. It also means listening to our customers. In the end, it is an exchange between a land and customers who are often in love with wine.
A wine that resembles me is an honest, elegant and clean wine.
In April 2000, in the Ribera del Duero region, I met Emilio Moro in his still dilapidated estate. Our tasting lasts almost two hours while his vehicle remains in motion in front of the cellar. A simple and improvised moment that will remain engraved in my memory.
An initiation rite? Serve the glass before each tasting.
My guru? Bruno Rocca, in the Piedmont region, Barbaresco. What a talent!
My love for wine began when I was young, when at the age of 7 I was able to taste champagne for the
In our valley, Domaine Sainte Marie is the only one in the world to produce organic wine: it is the first time in its history and in the nature of wine. For the
rest, I let you discover how our wine differs from the others.