Château Léoube | Provence
Nestled in a coastal bay in Provence, just a stone's throw from St. Tropez, lies the Léoube Estate, one of the most beautiful protected sites in Europe and home to Château Léoube.
Spread across four kilometres of coastline, the estate includes 65 hectares of vineyards and 20 hectares of olive groves, all devoted to growing the grapes and olives that make Léoube’s certified organic wines and olive oils.
Provence is home to some of the oldest vineyards in France, with soils dating back over 800 million years. To maintain the heritage of the land, Château Léoube believes in time-honoured, artisan farming, following biodynamic principles. Guided by head wine maker Romain Ott, this is what they have strived to make reality.
All grapes are harvested and sorted by hand, in tune with the seasonal and lunar cycles. It is believed that if the balance of the plant is respected, then it will produce only the most balanced fruit in return. The flourishing of the vines and olive trees at Léoube bear testimony to the wisdom of this natural approach.
In the cellar, only whole clusters of grapes are used and crushed by direct pressing. The wines are fermented with indigenous yeasts and also undergo malolactic fermentation, with little-to-no use of sulphites. The Château’s rosés undergo at least six months on the lees, to allow complex flavours and textures to develop and resulting in wines that are well balanced, fresh, and full of character, whilst remaining true to their terroir.