Wines

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Chardonnay

Tribute to the winegrower monks of Burgondy…

In Burgondy, the true face of the Christian fraternity is inscribed in the vineyard carved by the patience, the sense of observation and the love of the monks of the abbeys of Cluny and Cîteaux and in the suave wines that are made there. Those wines reach the most complex through the simplest and the softness through the strength. With almost 3000 foundations, these two Burgondy abbeys are at the origin of almost all the greatest vintages in the world. With our chardonnay planted on the fresh parcels of the Northen slope of Mount Ventoux, we intend to pay a modest tribute to our predecessors.

Chardonnay Blanc

Tribute to the winegrower monks of Burgondy

The Vineyard:

With our chardonnay planted on the fresh parcels of the Northen slope of Mount Ventoux, we intend to pay a modest tribute to our predecessors.

 

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 & production:

The harvesting is done in the cool of the first lights of dawn while each grape is strictly inspected for its ripeness and health. The pressing is done at low pressure directly with the clarification of the mush done by cold sedimentation. The vinification process is done in concrete tanks under controlled temperature: the fermentation is done slowly in order to extract the fresh aromas of the grapes. The wine is then put up on a thin layer of lees over 6 months.

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):

• 100% Chardonnay

Tasting (dégustation):

Beautiful yellow color with light green reflections. In the glass, aromas of floral and white fruits (peach and pear) arise subtly. The taste is well rounded with a strong start becoming more pleasantly acidic.

It is best paired with large variety of salads, light food and cheese.

9,10 euros

Vox

Voice, Echo, Song…

We the monks and winegrowers of the mountain have a common aim : to be men who listen to the Word.

In our land a mysterious voice enchants hearts with its serene melody and hidden charm, invigorating the soul and inspiring generosity, truthfulness, and kindness.

By taking advantage of the coolness of certain terroirs and the naturally fertile soil of our vineyard, we have “composed” our Vox wines, as a music that carries to your heart the echo of the Provençal mountain voice. For these vintages we have chosen parcels of land where the freshness of the air is at its most intense, thus moderating within the wine itself the generous sunshine of Provence.

Vox White

Eternal youth of our mountains

The Vineyard:

In all the selected parcels, the common thread is the freshness of the mountain air and the warmth of the sunny hills. 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.

 

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 by hand while each grape is strictly inspected for its ripeness and health in the monks’ and the local growers’ parcels. The pressing is done at low pressure directly with the clarification of the mush done by cold sedimentation.

The vinification process is done in concrete tanks under controlled temperature: the fermentation is done slowly in order to extract the best aromas from each grape variety. The wine is then put up on a thin layer of lees over 6 months.
The assembling of the different 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 33% (for the freshness and lightness)
• Roussanne 46% (for its richness and powerful aroma)
• Grenache blanc 21% (for the strong aromas)

Tasting (Dégustation):

Beautiful yellow color with light green reflections. In the glass, aromas of floral and white fruits (peach and pear) arise subtly. The taste is well rounded with a strong start becoming more pleasantly acidic. It is best paired with large variety of salads, light food and cheese.

9,10 euros

Vox Rosé 

Laughing in the Breeze of the Mistral

The Vineyard:

For this wine, we have selected the parcels located in the cool mountainous air which balance the heat of the full Provençal sun in order to express more intensely the flavor of this combination.

 

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 with perfectly healthy and mature grapes. The pressing is done directly at low pressure and using a cold fermentation of all the mush. The vinification process is done in concrete tanks at low temperatures.

It is aged on thin layer of lees with batonnage style stirring during 6 months.

Presentation:

Bourgogne bottles, style Exclusive of Saverglass, extrawhite.

Grape Variety (Cépages):

• Grenache 90% (for the boldness and long aging qualities)
• Syrah 10% (for the fresh refined taste)

Tasting (Dégustation):

The color is very light and crystal clear. The smell is quite refined and expresses a slight exuberance with hints of floral and exotic fruits. In the palate, the intensity is very strong as well as fresh and lively. A light aroma of citrus and exotic fruit follows in the mouth and leaves a very satisfying taste.

9,10 euros

Vox Red

Ode to Joy

The Vineyard:

For this wine, we have selected the parcels located in the cool mountainous air which balance the heat of the full Provençal sun in order to express more intensely the flavor of this combination.

 

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 harvest is done when the grapes have reached the perfect level of maturity and are healthy. The vinification process is classical, with the maceration in concrete tanks with the full mush. The straining is done by délestage at the beginning of the fermentation, followed by slow and soft stirring in order to avoid the formation of hard tannins. Once the malolactic fermentation is done, the wine is raised up into concrete tanks for ageing 9 months before the bottling.

Presentation:

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

Grape Variety (Cépages):

• Grenache 90% (for the boldness and long aging qualities)
• Syrah 5% (for the fresh refined taste)
• Carignan 5% (for its rustic touch)

Tasting (Dégustation):

The color is very light and crystal clear. The smell is quite refined and expresses a slight exuberance with hints of floral and exotic fruits. In the palate, the intensity is very strong as well as fresh and lively. A light aroma of citrus and exotic fruit follows in the mouth and leaves a very satisfying taste.

9,10 euros

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