The Chateau du Carrubier, in La Londe Les Maures (Var), has been a family estate since 1973. It extends on about 88 hectares, 24 of which grow fully classified Appellation d’Origine Protégée “Côtes de Provence” vines, which nest close to the sea and the Maures hillsides: they very much benefit from this exceptional location, which favours a strong and specific expression in the wines of this specially priviledged soil.
Since it has been the family, the Chateau du Carrubier has been run with great attention based on the integrated viticulture approach: not only the vines, but the environment itself receive, year after year, a caring follow-up. The use of the most recent equipment together with a strict respect of traditional techniques of culture and wine-making are found in the Chateau du Carrubier: no chemical dis-budding, no artificially added grass, but a fertilization which respects the land’s own organic equilibrium, together with a constant maintenance of a proper drainage capacity and a mechanical cultivation which perpetuates the in-deep rooting of the vine stocks.
Grape harvest is done entirely by hand: the grapes are first sorted in the field, their stalks then removed before they go into the vats. The musts are prevented from oxidizing using a specific in-house designed method, and the temperature is under control throughout the wine-making process.
All year around, the “Château du Carrubier” wines are managed by our Oenologist. Their bottling is entrusted to a renown mobile unit which comes and works inside the Domaine.
Their high qualities are being regularly recognized by awards in the most internationally renown wine competitions.