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Château Simone

The winery is located in the municipality of Meyreuil in the French Provence, Monks of the Order of Carmelites laid vineyards here in the 16th century, dug the cellar into the mountain and built the château. At that time it was owned by the "winegrower king" René of Anjou, the count of Provence. It has been owned by the Rougier family since 1850, now in its sixth generation. Today it is run by René Rougier and his son Jean-François. The total property covers 100 hectares, of which 17 hectares are used for viticulture. These make up a considerable part of the appellation palette out.

The cultivars are Grenache Noir, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Téoulier Noir, Clairette Blanche, Ugni Blanc, Grenache Blanc and Muscat Blanc mixed sentence, These are very old vines, the oldest dating back to 1891. René Rougier, who has been cultivating the estate since 1952, has never replaced a vine. The rustic wines are traditionally vinified with long fermentation and little new wood. The extremely long-lived white wine consists mainly of Clairette Blanche (80%), fermented in wooden barrels and is aged up to two years. But the Château became famous first with its Rosé from Grenache Noir, Mourvèdre and Cinsaut. The long-lived and tannin-rich red wine is blended from numerous varieties with the majority of Mourvèdre.

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