Discover wines from Château La Sable

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.

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.

Château la Sable Rosé

 

APPELLATION: A.O.P. Luberon

GRAPE VARIETIES: Grenache 95%, Cinsault 5%
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 and elegant nose, with notes of citrus and small red fruits. Well balanced on the palate, fruity with a good freshness and a long finish.

ALCOHOL: 13,5% vol.

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.

Château la Sable Rosé
Cuvée “Incarnat”

 

APPELLATION: A.O.P. Luberon

GRAPE VARIETIES: Grenache 95%, Cinsault 5%
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. Subtle and complex nose, with fruity and floral notes. On the palate, it is well rounded and ample, with aromas of raspberry and elderberry flowers. The finish is persistent.

ALCOHOL: 13,5% vol.

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. 

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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