New flagship of the Coteaux Varois en Provence. After wearing the vineyards for centuries Margüi fell into a long sleep in 1970. Back to life in 2000, the land quickly expressed his fiery character 2003, the first vintage of Château Margüi, was a success. In 2004, the Earth confirms its potential for accession to the AOC Coteaux Varois, and White gets 2 stars in the Guide Hachette 2006. In recent months, several very large tables starry our wines have retained their cards, the 2008 vintage accesses certification organic farming, and is crowned with numerous medals including a Grand Prix Ensemble Contest Interregional Brignoles.
Rebirth of a noble terroir
Virgin hills, vineyards, terraces, driveway centennial, the staircase, the springs and pools: Castle Margüi control for centuries a huge agriculture in the southwest quarter of the Massif du Bessillon bounded by the Argens and Vallon Sourn.
It produced wine since time immemorial but the property suffered abandonment of men since 1970. It's almost incidental that we met this magnificent terroir, homogeneous in character clay and limestone but very complex sizes, situations and exhibitions, and climate without compromise. As well as the Château (XVth - XVIIIth centuries), he only wanted to speak louder.
And starting with a blank page, but on almost all plots classified AOC Coteaux Varois, we could make a rigorous selection of grapes depending Land (Syrah, Cabernet, Rolle, Cinsault, Grenache). Preparations, planting and cultivation of 15 hectares of vineyards and 3 ha of olive trees (Aglandaou the prospect of a future AOC) were conducted in strict observance of the criteria of Organic Agriculture, and Emmanuel Gaujal Laurence Berlemont, Cabinet of Agronomy Provencal, accompanied us throughout this journey.
The vineyard reached full production, about 60,000 bottles, with the 2008 harvest. Olive oil, for its part, has been available since 2009 in very limited quantities. Implementation of winemaking facilities, begun in 2003, continues as the rise of the vineyard modern winemaking tools are there to protect our irreplaceable very old stones.
Owners: Marie-Christine and Philippe Guillanton, quarantine both live wine and olive as part of the return to life of this beautiful farm property, where they also recreate the gardens of Provence accreditation and restore the Castle with scrupulous architectural authenticity.
Water, light and earth Margüi in any case will not fail: they give us every summer garden admirable, original, generous and delicious!