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An exceptional winery

The winery, renovated in 2018,

The winery, renovated in 2018, is organised on 3 levels allowing a flow of juices in total gravity and prevents all pumping. On the 2nd floor at reception,
the harvest is sorted on the table. After scraping the grains are moved to the 2 pneumatic presses of the 1st floor controlling the very delicate process of pressing. The juices are then simply transferred to the winery on the ground floor, where the temperature is carefully monitored.

The white grapes, harvested slightly over-ripe for some plots, naturally produce a rich and singular wine. The making of the white wine for some part, is contained in new French oak barrels adding depth to the wine.

The rosé wine is made with respect for the diversity of the grape varieties (mainly grenache, syrah & cinsault) and the distinctiveness of the appellation.
The freshness of the terroir brings a balance between acidity, fruits and roundness. In the winery, the making in small tanks of 32HL allows a wider choice of blends.

Finally, red wine is produced from low-yielding plots with a very high potential for maturity to obtain the concentration and structure, typical of great wines.
The maceration in an amphora-shaped concrete tanks allows for better juice mixing and optimal oxygenation.The aging process lasts an average of 18 months in barrels. The selection of heat planned according to the vintage, the concentration of the juices and colour, in a desire for balance and aromatic complexity.

Respect for the environment, obtain the best of the Coteaux-Varois-en-Provence terroir and remain precise throughout the production cycle: these are the fundamental values to produce the quality of wines at Château Margüi.

Our wines

Inspired by this historic land, our wines are available in: Red, Rosé and White produced in 2 styles : the original “Château cuvée”
and the “Bastide cuvée” a more exclusive Margui vintage.

Cuvée Châteauthe original...

White 2018Château Margüi

AOP Coteaux Varois in Provence - Organic wine certified ECOCERT FR 01

  • Grape : Rolle
  • Harvest : Manual harvest in 25 kg crates, meticulous sorting at the vine and on the grape selection table. Grapes come from three selected plots on the Estate.
  • Soils : Clay-limestone.
  • Altitude : 200-350 m
  • Vinification : Grapes kept at low temperature. Soft pressing. A resting period of 48 hours and then thermoregulated fermentation at 18 degrees.
  • Aged : 5 months, 40% of which are in French Oak barrels (Tonnellerie Saury, medium heating) and 60% in stainless steel tanks.
  • To the eye : Pale green and crystalline colour.
  • noze : Aromas of white-fleshed fruits.
  • Palate : Complex, ample and harmonious. Similar to small fruits with white flesh like pears and mirabelles. Light woody and sweet spice notes.
  • Food pairing : Again, any fish or shellfish with a rich white sauce scented with vanilla. A Goats cheese salad from Haute-Provence with rocket and walnuts

Red 2016Château Margüi

AOP Coteaux Varois in Provence - Organic wine certified ECOCERT FR-BIO-01

  • Grape : Syrah, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Grenache.
  • Harvest : Manual harvest in 25 kg crates, meticulous sorting at the vine and on the grape selection table.
  • Soils : Clay-limestone.
  • Altitude : 200-300m
  • Vinification : Scraping and treading, macerating three weeks with two windings per day. Temperature controlled between 28 to 30 degrees Celsius.
  • Aged : 2/3 of the juices in new French oak barrels for 18 months, and the last 1/3 in stainless steel tanks for 18 months also.
  • To the eye : Sustained dress with dark red reflections.
  • noze : The first notes are spicy, cocoa and pepper. The after taste gives way to a delicate aroma of black fruits. Nice complexity.
  • Palate : Warm, round and structured. Silky tannins and very ripe cherry finish.
  • Food pairing : Perfect with any roasted white meat scented with rosemary, served with mashed potato.

Rosé 2018Château Margüi

AOP Côteaux Varois en Provence. - Organic wine certified ECOCERT FR 01

  • Grape : Black Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Rolle, Cabernet-Sauvignon.
  • Harvest : Manual harvest in 25 kg crates, meticulous sorting at the vine and on the grape selection table.
  • Soils : Clay-limestone.
  • Altitude : 200-300m
  • Vinification : Grapes are kept at low temperatures for optimal pressing. A resting period of 48-hours and fermentation at 18 degrees.
  • Aged : 5 months in stainless steel tanks.
  • To the eye : Light Vine peach colour.
  • noze : Red fruit, strawberry and blackberry.
  • Palate : Beautiful structure and balance. There are aromas of red berries with freshness in the finish. Complex and long in mouth.
  • Food pairing : Simply marinated shellfish in olive oil finished with ground pepper, green salad, Strawberry with mint as a dessert.

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