Château La Mascaronne heeft 60 hectare wijngaard en werkt sinds 2016 volledig organisch.
Michel Reybier, eigenaar van château d’Estournel heeft in de Provence het organisch werkende château La Mascaronne gekocht. Het wordt omgeven door 60 hectare die behalve rosé ook een bijzondere rode wijn leveren. Ze zijn donker van kleur en bijzonder fruitig en komen van een specifiek terroir van kalk, klei en leisteen.
‘Illustrating the pulling power of Provence, Cos d’Estournel’s owner, Michel Reybier, has acquired organic estate Château La Mascaronne for an undisclosed sum. Tom Bove has managed Château La Mascaronne since 1999 Situated in the medieval village of Le Luc, a commune in the Var department in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Château La Mascaronne spans 100 hectares, 60 of which are planted with vines on chalk/clay soils above sedimentary limestone. The estate has been certified organic since 2016. In addition to rosé, La Mascaronne has carved a niche for the quality of its complex, ageworthy, dark fruited reds.
“I was won over by the quality of the wines and the potential of La Mascaronne’s terroir, which benefits from the remarkable effort of restoration carried out in the vineyard by Tom Bove for 20 years,” Reybier said of the acquisition. “Seduced by this extraordinary site, which embodies the soul and charm of Provence, I will continue to highlight this terroir in a quest for excellence common to all of my wine estates,” he added. Bove has managed the estate since 1999. He also managed neighbouring property Chateau Miraval before it was sold to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. During his time at La Mascaronne, Bove has overseen the renovation of the chateau, its cellars and vineyards.