An exceptional vineyard in Ramatuelle
The Domaine des Tournels
The Domaine des Tournels
Owned by the Bologna family for several generations, the Domaine des Tournels vineyard majestically dominates the Pampelonne bay with its 55 hectares, at the foot of the Camarat lighthouse.
The Syrah is a black grape, historically found in the Rhône Valley, Provence, Languedoc-Roussillon and even in South-West France. Originally from Sicily, Persia or Syria according to some legends, but more likely the northern Côtes du Rhône.
Merlot is a red grape dating back to the beginning of the 18th century, well known in the Bordeaux region but also found within our region of Provence. A fruit with small berries with fragrances of black and red fruits, which offers a lovely aromatic range.
The black Grenache originates from Spain, yet it has been found in the Languedoc, the Rhône Valley and Provence since the Middle Ages. A grape with abundant fruit, which is a safe bet for wines in southern France, whether reds or rosés!
The Rolle is a white grape that comes from Turkey, which has flourished in the South of France, and particularly here in the Var. It can be found with our Italian neighbours, who know it by the name of Vermentino.
It provides full-bodied and well balanced wines with aromatic notes of grapefruit, white fruit, fennel…
Mainly cultivated in our southern regions as it doesn’t like frost, the Ugni Blanc is a very popular grape in the Var. Characterized by a fairly pronounced natural acidity, this grape provides freshness and a lovely tension for our wines.
The origin of this black grape with white juice is likely to have been Provence. You mainly find it in the Languedoc and the Rhône Vallley. This late grape variety, which needs sunshine, flourishes in our fields. Integrated into our AOC Côtes de Provence (Protected Designation of Origin – PDO) red wines, its characteristics are typically aromas of red fruits, dry fruits and white flowers.
The Tibouren was originally from Asia Minor, and may have been introduced to our region by the Romans. Nowadays mainly cultivated in the Mediterranean basin, this grape with a “powerful” juice is being used in the development of our AOC Côtes de Provence and Coteau Varois in Provence.
The Carignan, a grape that originated in Spain, needs sunshine and warmth. It gives the wine a powerful dimension, with pepper aromas, with notes of red fruits, banana, almonds, plums and violets.
83 350 Ramatuelle
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