In Provence’s “golden triangle,” the soil is known as the terre de rosé. Here, at the base of the Massif des Maures, on the sundrenched hills of Pierrefeu, nestled in a small valley, spreads the Domaine de Grandpré estate, with its 64 acres of vines, its olive trees, and its woodlands surrounded by the wild smell of thyme, lavender, and rosemary. Here the Romans already cultivated vines centuries ago. This is the home of red, tan, and rocky soil; the Mistral wind that whips it up; and the sun that burns it. These three elements feed the estate’s typical Mediterranean vines and make them sink their roots deep. Grapes are harvested by hand, at the point of perfect maturity.
Valérie Vidal Revel felt in love with the estate, the warm and windy climate that dry the grapes quickly after rainfall and allow farming to be naturally biological.
Three springs run thru the domaine and it is truly a magical place to farm.
Old Carignan vines made the reputation of the domaine that was created in 1957 but Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvédre and Syrah are also planted. The production is small, about four thousands cases annually as the yields are limited to forty hecto/ha.