Discover wines from Château La Sable

wines from chateau la sable Luberon France

Our family vineyard is located in Provence, in the Luberon Natural Park.

The Luberon mountain gives a special climate to the surrounding plains: the differences in temperature between cool nights and sunny days, as well as the altitude, gives their freshness to our wines.

We are committed to produce a quality wine while respecting the environment. We started our journey to Organic farming in 2018 and we will be certified in 2021.

Most of our soils are sandy, hence the estate name “La Sable”.

At an altitude between 250 m and 350m, our vines, aged 15 to 50 years old, give fine and elegant wines.

vineyard organic farming in 2018

Our first harvest in September 2018

 

After acquiring the vineyard, we have kept the best vines planted between 1967 and 1969 on a very special terroir made of sand and silt. We started our journey to organic farming in 2018.
Our first harvest was in the autumn of 2018, which was done manually to protect these frail old vines.
In the cellar as well as in the vineyard, we are trying to intervene as little as possible to let the terroir express itself.

Our second vintage, 2019, is available!

 

Wines from Château La Sable received many awards in the past, from national and regional contests, including a star in the famous Hachette Wine Guide.
Our first vintage was 2018, and we have just bottled our rosé 2019. The 2019 white will be bottled end of April.
We will be happy to welcome you for a tasting of our 2018 vintage and now the 2019 rosé!

chateau La Sable rosé wine

Château la Sable Rosé

 

APPELLATION: A.O.P. Luberon

GRAPE VARIETIES: Mostly Grenache from 50-years old vines

TERROIR:  Sandy terroir, at an altitude of 250m, facing south and protected on the mountain-side by a forest, which promotes biodiversity. In this sandy soil, the vines can go very deep, which amplifies the original expression of this terroir.

HARVEST: Hand-harvest in small 20kg cases

WINE MAKING: Light pressing of whole bunches, with a pneumatic press to limit the colour extraction. Alcoholic fermentation for about 2 weeks at low temperature to protect aromas. Aging on fine lees in stainless steel tanks. 

TASTING NOTES:  Rose petal colour, clear and shiny. Subtle nose, with red fruits and delicate flowery notes. Good intensity on the palate, delicate and fresh, with a good balance. A vibrant and long finish extends the feeling of freshness.

Château la Sable Red

 

APPELLATION: A.O.P. Luberon

GRAPE VARIETIES: Carignan, Grenache, Syrah
From 50-years old vines

TERROIR:  Sandy terroir, at an altitude of 250m, facing south and protected on the mountain-side by a forest, which promotes biodiversity. In this sandy soil, the vines can go very deep, which amplifies the original expression of this terroir.

HARVEST: Hand-harvest in small 20kg cases

WINE MAKING: Selective sorting of the grapes. Alcoholic fermentation for about 3 weeks.  Alternating daily plunging and pumping over to allow for a delicate and slow extraction of colour and flavour.

TASTING NOTES:  Shiny, deep red colour. Intense on the nose, with notes of red and black fruits, blackcurrent and morello cherry. On the palate, the tannins are silky, and the flavours of dark fruits are followed by a spicy finish.

Serve around 15-17°C

ALCOHOL: 14,5% vol.

 chateau La Sable red wine
Cuvée l'incarnat La Sable rosé wine

Château la Sable Rosé
Cuvée “Incarnat”

 

APPELLATION: A.O.P. Luberon

GRAPE VARIETIES: Mostly Grenache from 50-years old vines

TERROIR:  Sandy terroir, at an altitude of 250m, facing south and protected on the mountain-side by a forest, which promotes biodiversity. In this sandy soil, the vines can go very deep, which amplifies the original expression of this terroir.

HARVEST: Hand-harvest in small 20kg cases

WINE MAKING: light pressing of whole bunches, with a pneumatic press to limit the colour extraction. Alcoholic fermentation for about 2 weeks at low temperature to protect aromas. Aging 6 months in 2-years old oak barrels.

TASTING NOTES:  Pale crimson colour, clear and shiny. Fruity and very expressive nose, with a dominant of small red fruits: wild strawberry, raspberry and redcurrant, highlighted by vanilla notes. On the palate, it is well rounded and ample. Overall, it is very delicate and has a persistent aromatic finish.

White wine Cuvée “M” 


APPELLATION: 
I.G.P. Méditerranée

GRAPE VARIETIES: Roussanne 50%, Viognier 50%, typical of the Rhône Valley. Roussanne vines are 23 years old and Viognier 15 years old.

TERROIR:  The vines are located in Cadenet (Provence), in the Luberon Natural Park. They are at an altitude of 350 meters and surrounded by olive trees and oak trees. The soil is fresh and made of clay, on terraces well windswept and facing north-west, which makes it perfectly adapted for these white grape varieties.

WINE MAKING: Hand-harvest in small cases. Hand selection of the grapes. Light pressing of whole bunches, with a pneumatic press. Alcoholic fermentation for about 2 weeks in large oak barrels (600 litres). Natural malolactic fermentation.
Aging of 7 months in the same barrels. .

TASTING NOTES:  Shiny, pale yellow colour. Good intensity on the nose, with notes of pear and linden tree flowers, with a floral and spicy final. Well balanced with a good freshness and long finish.

ALCOHOL: 13% vol.

The letter M comes from the vineyard location, a place called “Mauconseil”, across the road from La Sable, our original vineyard. 

Cuvée M chateau La Sable white wine
Le petit M chateau La Sable white wine

White wine Cuvée “le petit m” 

APPELLATION: IGP Méditerranée

GRAPE VARIETIES: Marsanne 82%, Viognier 18%, typical of the Rhône Valley. Marsanne vines are 23 years old and Viognier 15 years old.

TERROIR:  The vines are located in Cadenet (Provence), in the Luberon Natural Park. They are at an altitude of 350 meters and surrounded by olive trees and oak trees. The soil is fresh and made of clay, on terraces well windswept and facing north-west, which makes it perfectly adapted for these white grape varieties.

WINE MAKING: Hand-harvest in small cases. Hand selection of the grapes. Light pressing of whole bunches, with a pneumatic press. Alcoholic fermentation for about 2 weeks in large oak barrels (600 litres). Natural malolactic fermentation. Aging of 7 months in the same large oak barrels. 

TASTING NOTES: Shiny, pale yellow colour. Subtle and elegant nose, with notes of citrus and acacia flowers. Fresh on the palate, with citrus notes followed by peach aroma and acacia honey. 

ALCOHOL: 13% vol.

The letter M comes from the vineyard location, a place called “Mauconseil”, across the road from La Sable, our original vineyard. 

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