Type: Red Wine
Country: France
Region: Rhône Valley
Code: SANN025
Terre de Sannes is a rich, silky and complex wine with great ageing potential. It reveals intense aromas of black and red fruits mixed with subtle notes of spice.

Chateau de Sannes

The Sannes vineyard flourishes in the heart of the spectacular Luberon Regional Nature Park, which is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and a region ideal for organic crops. Certified ECOCERT organic agriculture since 2020, the vineyard has planted 33 hectares of Grenache Noir, Syrah, Grenache Blanc, Vermentino, and Ugni Blanc. Sannes has 35 of its 70 hectares dedicated to vines as well as its French garden along with its fragrances - a symbolic feature of the Domaine. It all began with the building of Sannes Castle - a simple pavilion erected by Jean de Thibaud de Tisati, advisor to the king in in 1603. By 1661 his son, Melchior, transformed the pavilion into a seigneurial manor house. In 1709 Antoine de Saqui became lord of Sannes and presided over the expansion of the castle and the entry of the estate into the era of modern agronomy. By 1960 The Sannes estate became fully established in its wine-growing vocation and in 2017 Pierre Gattaz acquired the estate and led the conversion of the vineyard to organic cultivation. Everything they do incorporates an understanding of and respect for the balance between vines, plants, trees, soil and the environment. Chateau de Sannes profess this has created harmony in their terroir and allows for a full expression in its wines. In their gardens, fields and vines, they promote biodiversity and plants’ natural defences. They apply biodynamic principles whereby they treat the separate soil with natural mixtures adapted to the plants’ needs, applying them according to weather conditions and the moon phases. Vines are grown at 300 to 400 metres above sea level and the cool nights of Luberon allow them to rest and rehydrate - meaning their grapes retain their freshness and purity of fruit. Through their efforts, they have become at rhythm with their landscape and are an exceptional organic producer.
Deep Garnet in colour. Aromas of black cherry, redcurrant and ripe bramble. On the palate the fruitiness is accompanied by a hit of spice and an undertone of leather.
The perfect wine to drink with barbequed red meat.
This wine comes from a parcel selection of vines with an average age of 25 years. Mediterranean terroir at more than 300m altitude, mainly composed of stony scree soil promoting drainage and heat retention. Vines benefit from double cordon de royat pruning, disbudding and pre-harvest sorting. The parcels have been in the process of converting to organic farming since 2017. Biodynamic principles are strictly adhered to throughout the process.

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