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Pax

Peace, Tranquility, Calm, Protection, Kindness…

Pax, Peace… echoing the motto of the monks of Saint Benedict, and like the flow of the benevolent and protecting river that the mountain sends upon his winemaking sons.

It is this serene calmness of Nature and of profoundly rooted hearts, like our mountains and the almost century-old vines that are scattered there, that we wished to imbue into our Pax wines. The old vines on our rocky hillsides in their soil of deep clay, grapes slowly ripening under the generous sun of Provence, and patient growth are the three strings on which this symphony is played.

Pax Red

Poetry from the earth

The Vineyard:

The parcels selected for this wine have a common thread: they share the same freshness coming from the mountain air, the same deep soil, enriched by the rocky and heavy clay mixture, and the same full exposure to the hot sun due to the fact that they are planted on side hills. The most typical example of this unique situation is the circled valley between the two monasteries of le Barroux.

 

Viticultural Work:

Beyond all other focuses, “Maintenance and Service” of God’s Creation are the two main axes of our conscientious growing approach. Our goal and philosophy are to let nature, through our vines as well as our other products in Provence, produce its fruits in its own timing: today and… tomorrow. The perfect microclimate along with the famous Mistral, keeping the air clean and healthy, are important agents in accomplishing this goal. The yields are closely monitored according to the different terroirs, vine types, graft carrier, age and density of the plants.

 

Vinification and Production:

The harvesting is done primarily by hand followed by a very strict sorting in order to keep only the grapes that are perfectly healthy and ripe. The vinification process is classical, with initial macerating in concrete tanks for 20 days without the stems. The extracting and straining by délestage is done at the beginning of the fermentation; then we perform some light stirring in
order to prevent hard tannins. The malolactic fermentation follows,bourgui and the wine is later racked into concrete tanks for 18 months of ageing and then bottled.

Presentation:

Bourgogne bottles, style Agape of Saver Glass (Agape is the Greek for Charity).

Grape Variety (Cépages):

• Grenache 85% (for the boldness and long aging qualities)
• Syrah 15% (for the fresh refined taste)

Tasting (Dégustation):

Beautiful deep maroon color. The smell will captivate with its touches of licorice, caramel, and prunes. The taste is generously loaded with a sweetness that
envelops the silky tannins. The final taste is slightly peperred and has an elegant
ending.

13,10 euros

Lux

Light, Brilliancy, Éclat, Life…

The Benedictine monks, thirsting for the Light which deifies, and the Provençal wine growers basked since their childhood in the beams of a dazzling sun, we would like to take you to the summit, to share with you the joy of the moment when the light, unveiling itself, almost blinds us and reveals the secret of a more excellent way.

The thousand and one skills of Ars Vinitoris (the art of wine making), the unique character of our terraced vineyards in Le Barroux and Upper Beaumont, the search for the best woods to give our best grapes a fine woody note… and above all, the love with which monks, nuns and wine growers work in harmony: this is the path which we have followed to lead you to where the light no longer blinds but rather enlightens: the true Light is Charity.

Lux White

Patience in azure

The Vineyard:

The South parcel of land in the enclosed grounds of the Sisters of Annunciation convent, whose soil is a mixture of clay and limestone, planted with Clairette vines, brings a powerful aromatic beauty to this wine. The terroir Saint Vincent, placed at the bottom of the monks’ hill, with a sandy and lime soil, is planted with young Clairette for the fresh and acid qualities. The Saint Thérèse parcel of land, with clay and sand combination, allows the Roussanne to bring the wine its unique aroma and powerful structure.

On the foothills of Le Ventoux, a few more Clairette from selected growers fill their grapes with the generous sun and rich clay soil. Finally, the Roussanne of Beaumont de Ventoux, growing under the protection of the chapel Saint Sepulcre, with their very high density and clayish limestone, bring the magnificent final touch to this wine.

 

Viticultural Work:

Beyond all other focuses, “Maintenance and Service” of God’s Creation are the two main axes of our conscientious growing approach. Our goal and philosophy are to let nature, through our vines as well as our other products in Provence, produce its fruits in its own timing: today and… tomorrow. The perfect
micro-climate along with the famous Mistral, keeping the air clean and healthy, are important agents in accomplishing this goal. The yields are closely monitored according to the different terroirs, vine types, graft carrier, age and density of the plants.

 

Vinification and Production:

The harvesting is done primarily by hand followed by a very strict sorting in order to keep only the grapes that are perfectly healthy and ripe. The grapes are then gently brought to the cellar in order to avoid unsupervised crushing in small containers. The cold pressing is done directly into a must with the seeds, stems, and skins.

The vinification is done in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperature. The fermentation is done slowly in order to extract the specific aromas of these varieties. Once the fermentation is done, the different wines are mixed together and put up on lees during 6 months. A portion of the Roussanne is fermented and put up on lees using the batonnage style stirring process in French oak barrels during 6 months as well, then added to to the others right before the bottling.

The assembling of the tank aged and barrel aged wines is done shortly before the bottling.

Presentation:

Bourgogne bottles, style Agape of Saverglass (Agape is the Greek for Charity) in antique dark color in order to respect the wine and the wine lovers.

Grape Variety (cépages):

• Clairette 50% (for the light and delicate fresh flavor)
• Roussanne 50% (for the boldness and long life
qualities)

Tasting (Dégustation):

Beautiful color, with hints of green. This wine unveils a very delicately complexed smell, with light touches of sweet white fruits, exotic, minty and licorice hints. The palate feels a perfect harmony of round and cool taste. The aftertaste is harmonious and leaves a toasted almond and baked cake hint. Mature and well balanced, this high volume wine surprises by its boldness and refined taste. The sensation of fullness is a result of the rich terroir and the monastic methodic approach to its production by the monks and the local winemakers.

16,20 euros

Lux Rosé 

Blinding heavenly light

The Vineyard:

This vintage comes from several very complementary parcels which bring to it the richness of the Ventoux, in particular the parcel right above the Clairette, in the Sisters’ enclosed vineyard. Here the land has mostly a deep layer of clay and lime soil from which the old Grenache receives its powerful
and full richness along with the freshness found in these mountain grapes. The Saint Joseph terroir, facing the monks’ monastery, is planted with Syrah in very sandy soil, in full morning and noon sunlight, giving this wine its finesse and
fruity taste.

The mountainous terroir of Hauts de Beaumont, at an altitude of 1500 feet, grows Grenache and Syrah which bring a very clean purity and luminosity to the wine.

 

Viticultural Work:

Beyond all other focuses, “Maintenance and Service” of God’s Creation are the two main axes of our conscientious growing approach. Our goal and philosophy are to let nature, through our vines as well as our other products in Provence, produce its fruits in its own timing: today and… tomorrow. The perfect
micro-climate along with the famous Mistral, keeping the air clean and healthy, are important agents in accomplishing this goal. The yields are closely monitored according to the different terroirs, vine types, graft carrier, age and density of the plants.

 

Vinification and production:

The harvesting is done mostly by hand at the perfect level of ripening, early in the morning, in order to use only perfectly healthy grapes. The grapes are kept in the shade and slowly and carefully brought in one trip to the chai in order to maintain the best freshness. The crushing and pressing are done by a low-pressure machine, and the stems are removed. Once the must has been through the clarification process, it is racked into concrete tanks and fermented at a low temperature. It is aged on thin layer of lees with batonnage style stirring over 6 months.

Presentation:

In order to explain the way we view this Rosé, we present it to you in the same Bourgogne bottles, style Agape of Saverglass (Agape is the Greek for Charity) in antique dark color as our Reds and Whites. The amazing color of our Rosé would attract all eyes in a clear bottle, but we have a higher goal than to sell a wine just for its looks. In fact, as a Provençal winemaker justly remarked: “to buy a wine for its color is like buying a painting for its smell!”

Grape Variety (Cépages):

Vinification and aging remain our secret…

Tasting (Dégustation):

The color is light delicate pink. The smell is surprisingly complex with hints of citrus and white fruits (peach) which leads into a more floral and berry second taste. The taste buds immediately feel a generous and frank intensity with raspberry and pomegranate flavor, followed by sweet mango and litchi. The final taste is highly dynamic and persistent, expressing the
true personality of this wine.

The harmony, delicacy, and purity of this batch are a true expression of the splendid terroir that hosted this amazing wine.

16,20 euros

Lux Red

Boundless Charity

The Vineyard:

This vintage has come from the most selected parcels of the Caritas terroir, chosen right before harvesting for their pronounced aromatic qualities which will allow the magnificent potential of Le Ventoux to flourish: the Grenache were carefully selected from the Southern clay-lime soiled vineyard on the Annunciation Sisters’ hill, in the monks’ old vineyard as well in other growers’ parcels in Le Barroux and Beaumont, which have mostly a deep layer of clay and lime soil from which comes the powerful and full richness as well as freshness of these mountain grapes. The Syrah were gathered in the sisters’ enclose vineyard as well in the neighbouring growers’ terraces of Le Barroux, they were selected for their strong red and dark berry taste. The old Carignan were picked from the deep clay soils across from the Sisters’ — this berry grows in the warm morning sun and adds the rustic touch so particular to this cepage.

 

Viticultural Work:

Beyond all other focuses, “Maintenance and Service” of God’s Creation are the two main axes of our conscientious growing approach. Our goal and philosophy are to let nature, through our vines as well as our other products in Provence, produce its fruits in its own timing: today and… tomorrow. The perfect
micro-climate along with the famous Mistral, keeping the air clean and healthy, are important agents in accomplishing this goal. The yields are closely monitored according to the different terroirs, vine types, graft carrier, age and density of the plants.

 

Vinification and Production:

The harvesting is done primarily by hand followed by a very strict sorting in order to keep only the grapes that are perfectly healthy and ripe. Classical vinification occurs in concrete tanks, with a macerating period of 25 days without the stems. The extracting by délestage is done at the beginning of the fermentation; then we perform some light stirring in order to prevent hard tannins from forming. Following the malolactic fermentation, 80% of the wine is aged in concrete tanks for 18 months, and the other 20% is aged in 500L Seguin Moreau oak barrels.

The assembling of the tank aged and barrel aged wines is done shortly before the bottling.

Presentation:

Bourgogne bottles, style Agape of Saverglass (Agape is the Greek for Charity).

Grape Variety (Cépages):

• Grenache 58% (for the boldness and long aging qualities)
• Syrah 42% (for the fresh refined taste)

Tasting (Dégustation):

Beautiful deep red color. The smell is very intense, with complex and elegant mixture of vanilla, licorice and hints of spice. The tannins are very elegant and mix volume and sweet intensity. The aging in barrels add a touch of caramelized and spicy taste. Rich in the mouth, with a wrapping sweetness and smoothness. The taste remains in the palate for a long time and leaves a fresh feel. The complex structure of this wine allows it to age for 5 to 10 years.

18,20 euros

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