France: Provence

Coastal Provence

Wines along the coast to Fréjus
By Elizabeth Gabay MW

This Guide was last updated on 15 January 2010
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Château Pas du Cerf

Address: Route Collobrières, D88, 83250 La Londe les Maures
Tel: 04 94 00 48 80  Fax: 04 94 00 48 81
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 43:10:15N (43.17081)    Longitude: 6:13:1E (6.21692) 

A large estate (700ha) reached up a very long single track lane through beautiful woods – coming to this vineyard will give a rare opportunity of seeing the wild landscape of the region in an increasingly built up area. Until 2000 all its grapes, planted over 80ha, were sent to the local wine cooperative. Now the Gualtieri family work together to make an excellent range of wines have been active in promoting the sub-appellation of Côtes de Provence-La Londe. Its top reds have a high percentage of Syrah and are already proving to have ageing potential. The rosés are largely Grenache based and the whites either 100% or predominantly Rolle. Do not be put off by the appearance of a big impersonal estate with its smart showroom and offices; they are all newly built and many of the personnel are family.

Useful information: Shop and tasting room open Monday to Saturday 09.00-12.30 and 14.30-18.00 and from June to September 09.00-13.00 and 16.00-19.00.


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