Chateau de l'Escarelle
Chateau de l'Escarelle's 100 hectares of vines flourish in the midst of 1,000 hectares of stunning, protected countryside in the very heart of Provence. Less than an hour's drive east of Aix-en-Provence, the estate is famous for its beautifully aromatic and enticing dry Rosé wines that are made from a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault.
The vines are planted in limestone soil on terraces separated by dry-stone walls at an altitude of up to 500 metres, naturally following the shape of Escarelle's hills and the Montagne de la Loube. This variation in altitude contributes to the terroir's special character, enabling the vinification of very expressive, aromatic wines.
Yann Pineau, French businessman and environmental advocate, purchased the estate in 2014. Yann is passionate about wine and also deeply commited to preserving the unique natural environment of Chateau de l'Escarelle. Since purchasing the estate, Yann has made a significant investment in the property by updating the winery and also initiated the process of converting the entire estate to organic farming. Escarelle's first certified organic wines will be released in 2021.
Chateau de l'Escarelle currently holds the Haute Valeur Environnementale certificate (HVE), France's most stringent environmental certificate.