Located in the heart of Provence, with its exceptional Terroir and over two thousand years old history, the Château Saint-Esprit vineyard is unique. The twenty-five hectares property shows real Provencal identity, with five of its main grape varietals planted: Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Vermentino.
Château Saint-Esprit is located, since the Antiquity, on an important commercial road in the wine trade near two of the five Roman main routes – the Via Aurelia joining Italy to Spain, and the Via Julia Augusta reaching the central regions. This strategic location and its fantastic Terroir brought the establishment of important wineries called “Villa” in Provence during the Roman golden age. This makes the Provencal vineyard one of the oldest in the world, with traces of vine growing more than 2,500 years old.
The roots of our vines are as old as the vine growing tradition in Provence. Each sip of Château Saint-Esprit wine will transport you in the history – meeting with an ancestral culture.
Château Saint-Esprit Terroir is one of the most unique in Provence. Its respect is our main value in the elaboration of our wines. Looking for its greatest expression reflecting a true identity, our commitment to the soil means we don’t use herbicides or pesticides in our vineyard.
Its deep red soils made of clay and limestone from the secondary period, specifically from Trias, bring unique geological characteristics to Château Saint-Esprit’s vineyard. The clay, rich on iron minerals, enhances a great concentration and a beautiful texture in our wines. The rocky limestone part of the soil, the source of the minerality, enhances complexity and finesse.
The geography of our vineyard is an important element of our exceptional Terroir. Located on a small hill of 350 metre elevation, Château Saint-Esprit vineyard has various orientations and sun expositions bringing a specific micro climate, composed of meridional influences coming from the Mediterranean Sea and continental from the high hills of the countryside. Dry and warm during the day and cool at night, it offers ideal ripening conditions for our grapes.
The finesse and the complexity of our wines express with precision the uniqueness of our Terroir.