In 1854, the Double family acquired the Château de Beaupré, near Aix-en-Provence. They first used it as a midpoint area for changing horses half way between their other properties in Marseille and the Luberon. In 1890, Baron Emile Double planted the very first vines around the Château and was soon transporting his wines on horse to wholesalers in Marseille. Three generations later Maxime Double and Phanette Double still run the estate with the same passion.
The vineyard is located on a clay and chalky soil, on a 350 meters high hillside facing east-west. This exclusive range “Collection du Château” only comes from vines aged 25 years old on average.
The vines are cultivated without using chemical fertilizers or
weed killers; only traditional products such as copper and sulphur dioxide. They do not use insecticide either. Harvesting is done at the optimum stage of ripeness of the
grapes to give a better balance to the wine. Grapes are macerated before fermentation and then, they follow a traditional fermentation at 25°C.
This wine has a great concentration and balance of aromas
and tannins. Fruity and soft on the palate, you will appreciate its
Ready to drink, it will perfectly match lamb, roasted meat