February 15, 2022

A range of organic Provence wines with the freshness of altitude

Château Grand Boise is putting forward its Château range in Red, White and Rosé, at Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris 2022, as well as their cuvée ‘parcellaire’ named 1610 in honour of the year when it was established.

The château’s director Ana Sofia Simonet explains: “The first vines at Château Grand Boise were planted to protect the house from fire because it’s surrounded by 300 hectares of forest, with pine and oak trees to the north and garrigue to the south.” The property’s 40 hectares of vines are divided into more than 80 plots, with some smaller than a hectare, spread over altitudes between 350 and 600 metres. This unusually high terroir of Provence keeps the summer heat in check and gives the château’s reds, a mixture of Syrah and Grenache, a distinctive freshness and fulness. Mrs Simonet, who manages the château with her husband told The Daily: “This affects the terroir because the changes in elevation, exposure and soil means we get a lot of different results from our plots.” More than 80% of the redecorated 17th Century bastide’s vines are north facing, on soils composed of clay, limestone and pink marble. No chemical weedkillers or fertilisers are used during the cultivation process and the château has been certified in organic cultivation. Asked what she thought about being back at Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris 2022 Mrs Simonet added: “Wine is all about sharing. About sharing a meal together or breaking bread. It’s a human necessity, so it feels good to see people again and share the experience of our wines with them.”

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