In the heart of the mythical and historic Provence, come discover a majestic wine estate. Between Saint Rémy de Provence and Eygalières, at the foot of the Alpilles, the last mountain range before the Mediterranean Sea, the vineyard is cultivated according to the principles of biodynamics, fruit of the earth, the sun and the moon since its creation in 1988. The crown jewel of the Les Baux de Provence appellation, Château Romanin is the region's pioneer in the production of biodynamic wines.
The red, white and rosés wines express all the typicity of the terroir and climate of the Alpilles.
The Château Romanin, surrounded by 58 hectares of vineyard:grapevines and 4 hectares of olive trees, is dominated by the ruins of a 13th century castle. It is itself enhanced by a veritable underground cathedral carved right out of the rock, a truly unique spot in Provence.
Since 2006, the wine estate has been writing a new chapter in its history, under the impulsion of Jean-Louis and Anne-Marie Charmolüe, formerly the proprietors of the Château Montrose, the second Grand cru classé of Saint-Estèphe in the Bordeaux wine-growing region. Henceforth, Madame Charmolüe, owner and manager of the estate in the absence of her deceased spouse, continues her commitment to the pursuit of excellence.
Upon its creation, the Château Romanin produced mainly red wines. With the arrival of Anne Marie and Jean-Louis Charmolüe, the percentage between the 3 colours was redressed while still paying particular attention to its Grand Red Wines and its Grand White Wines.
With the aim of producing and offering the best wines, some grapevines were pulled up, others were planted and attentively monitored and cared for. Today, the estate offers 45% red wines, 40% rosés and 15% whites. The most noble and expressive red grape varieties, the Syrah, the Cabernet Sauvignon, the Mourvèdre, the Grenache and the Counoise, were favoured. The white grape varieties, Rolle (Vermentino) and Roussanne were already present on the estate; the white Grenache and the Clairette were planted and allowed Château Romanin to acquire the label AOP Les Baux de Provence for their white wines.
To bring out the best of the microclimates of the Alpilles, Château Romanin has adopted a parcel-by-parcel wine-making process. In that way, they can obtain more pertinent blends to produce more precise and profound wines and more aromatic cuvées.
Red, white and rosé, three colours of excellence, ambassadors of one of the greatest wines of Provence.
CHATEAU ROMANIN LE COEUR
AOC Les Baux de Provence, red
Each year, an emblematic plot of the domain gives birth to grapes of exceptional quality which in turn, give birth to juice of an exceptional quality ? A great wine was born out of this soil. Cœur has taken the best from the soil and the know-how of Romanin.
It offers us our greatest collection every year.
AOC Les Baux de Provence, red and rosé
Château Romanin is made from the plots situated at the foothills of the Alpilles, to the south of the domain and expresses concentration and finesse. Château Romanin, the emblem of our vineyard, is a veritable jewel among Les Baux de Provence wines.
CHATEAU ROMANIN LA CHAPELLE
AOC Les Baux de Provence, red
This wine is made from the young vines in the vineyard and is never aged in oak barrels. Sensuous, spirited, warm and elegant, its ? Garrigue ? Aroma reminds us of the Alpilles that surround and nourish it. Ever since its beginnings in 1995, la Chapelle de Romanin has been a revelation, establishing itself a little more year after year.
IGP Alpilles: white, red and rosé
Vins de Pays des Alpilles: this wine resounds with the accents of Provence. Ideal for fun gatherings with your friends, it can be served from the hors d'oeuvres to the dessert. Generous and giving, it is also light and fresh with its fruity and floral notes. Bio-dynamically cultivated; hand harvested.
Languages: English and French
Duration: 45 min
Discover Château Romanin's history down through the centuries, the work in its vineyards and its know-how in several phases:
- An introduction to our wines: white & rosé and red
- Commentaries on our wine-making techniques, maturing and blending
- Tour of the Cathedral Wine Cellar built right into the rock
- Panoramic 360° views over the Mont Ventoux (the Giant of Provence), the Alpilles, Avignon and Saint Rémy de Provence
- Explanation of our terroir and cultivation methods, certified as biodynamic since 30 years ago
- Silent Glider Ballet over the Château Romanin
- Tastings of the three wines, olive oils and Marc de Provence eau-de-vie in a private salon
Château Romanin welcomes you for guided tours from Monday to Saturday at 10am and at PM and on Saturday at 10am. Reservation required .
The Wine Cellar at Château Romanin is open from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 1pm and from 3pm to 6pm. Closed Sundays and holidays.
Minimum number of participants: 2
Maximum number of participants: 12
Automatic reservations: 24h
Link for reserving: http://provence.winetourbooking.com/fr/propriete/chateau-romanin-144.html