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 du Rouët

Address: D47, 83490 Le Muy
Tel: 04 94 99 21 10  Fax: 04 94 99 20 42
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 43:31:1N (43.51700)    Longitude: 6:37:38E (6.62710) 

Another Napoleon III manor, situated amongst forests of cork oaks, this large estate of 1,000ha of forest and 70ha under vines, on the northern edge of the Fréjus region has been in the same family for five generations. There is a big modern reception and tasting room and a range of wines including basic, reserve (the most typical Fréjus) and premium levels. . A range of six different rosé wines are made which beautifully illustrate not only the range of styles possible but also the differences between the appellations.  A detailed website provides good information (in French) of the complex geology of this estate and what makes the Fréjus region different. Guided tours are available by reservation and include a tour of the cellars, house and private chapel which has old doors from the boat, 'La Belle Poule', which contained the ashes of Napoleon.

Useful information: Open for tastings and purchases every day except mornings on Sundays and Public Holidays. Guided tours available by appointment: €6 per person.


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