Château Saint-Maur Cru Classé
a historical figure of the Provencal landscape

Already the owner of the Quinta do Pessegueiro in the Douro for more than 25 years, Roger Zannier took up the challenge of turning the Château Saint-Maur into one of the finest references in Provence, entrusting the fate of this Provencal gem to his son-in-law, Marc Monrose. Situated in Cogolin, Just 10 km from Saint-Tropez, to the west of the plain that links the foothills of the impressive Maures mountain mass to the sea. In the distance, at the top of its hill, arise the ruins of Grimaud Castle. Nestled at its feet are its packed houses, and then the vines that cover the hillsides between scrubland and cork oaks.

A masterly wine storehouse

The Château Saint-Maur was equipped with a brand new, high-tech wine storehouse. Situated opposite the historical castle, this storehouse fits perfectly in the landscape and cuts an impressive architectural picture. High-grade and raw materials for the reception, flawless insulation, optimal ergonomics and advanced equipment… this new generation wine storehouse is a major winning asset to bolster the quality positioning of the wines. Operational since the 2013 vintage, the storehouse of Château Saint-Maur is now among the most efficient of the Côtes de Provence appellation. In addition to its fine appearance that fits gently in the landscape, it is a small technological marvel with a vinification capacity of 5000 hectolitres. It is governed by the principles of gravity to preserve the integrity of these precious grapes to the maximum.

A masterly wine storehouse

In the basement, it comprises 3 levels and runs 10 metres deep, spacing out the reception of the grape harvest, then, right in the centre, the vinification, ageing and storage. One sole objective: extract the flavourful part of the grape juice with as much intensity as finesse, and master the colour, which is particularly important for the rosé wines that constitute 90% of the production: upscale rosé, pure wines delicately crafted for pleasure or high gastronomy. The pressing operations are carried out under inerting to avoid any oxidation of the bays and the juices as well as for a fine temperature control (cold pre-fermentation maceration in particular) to produce wines with highly pure aromas.

Simply the reflection of the terroir.

This oasis of peace in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez is in an ideal location, where the vine has always reigned, as attested by the Gallo-Roman ruins on the estate. During major uprooting operations (particularly Carignan vines), followed by the re-planting of more suitable cultivars (Rolles, Syrah, Cinsault and Grenache), remnants of amphorae surfaced from this rugged land, attesting to the ancient farming and more particularly winemaking activity on the premises. What could be more obvious, here?

Simply the reflection of the terroir.

Protected from the mistral in the North and by the mountainous mass of the Maures in the West, but well ventilated, the entire vineyard is exposed East-to-West. Sheltered from the winds but enjoying a mild maritime influence that tempers strong summer temperatures, the estate covers 54 hectares, 38 of which are exploited. The mainly calcareous clay soil covers the slopes of the hills, rising gradually up to the edge of the firs, in the direction of Collobrières. Here, mica schists dominate, whereas lower down, to the South of Grimaud, by the Giscle, the small river that flows into the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, the soils consist of sandy loam: 14 hectares of them are dedicated to IGP wines.

Simply the reflection of the terroir.

Acquired in 2012, an exceptional 12 hectare plot, the vines of the Clos de Capelune are on intimate terms with the sky, with the highest vine stock of the Côte de Provence appellation (449 m of altitude), where Syrah, Grenache, Cabernet-Sauvignon and Rolle are blooming with remarkable finesse. Cultivated with environmentally friendly methods, the vines are subjected to extensive work on the soil, particularly in summer, according to the principle known to all gardeners: "ploughing once is better than watering twice!" An exceptional terroir, a super location, a unique site, The Château Saint-Maur, Cru Classé, revives Excellence and its owners have high hopes for this illustrious vineyard.

Simply the reflection of the terroir.

The wines produced at the Château Saint Maure are bound to appeal thanks to their superior quality first and foremost, but also because they are the result of a complete and balanced project aimed at showcasing the originality and properties of each small region, in the most honest and most respectful way possible.

Working the vine is the most important part of the undertaking. "We think in terms of the plots. Each of them is subjected to a specific care so that the grapes can bring out their optimal potential naturally." View the map

LE CLOS DE CAPELUNE

Acquired in 2012, an exceptional 12 hectare plot, the vines of the Clos de Capelune are on intimate terms with the sky, with the highest vine stock of the Côte de Provence appellation (449 m of altitude), where Syrah, Grenache, Cabernet-Sauvignon and Rolle are blooming with remarkable finesse. Cultivated with environmentally friendly methods, the vines are subjected to extensive work on the soil, particularly in summer, according to the principle known to all gardeners: "ploughing once is better than watering twice!" An exceptional terroir, a super location, a unique site, The Château Saint-Maur, Cru Classé, revives Excellence and its owners have high hopes for this illustrious vineyard.

LE CLOS DE CAPELUNE / BLANC

Acquired in 2012, an exceptional 12 hectare plot, the vines of the Clos de Capelune are on intimate terms with the sky, with the highest vine stock of the Côte de Provence appellation (449 m of altitude), where Syrah, Grenache, Cabernet-Sauvignon and Rolle are blooming with remarkable finesse. Cultivated with environmentally friendly methods, the vines are subjected to extensive work on the soil, particularly in summer, according to the principle known to all gardeners: "ploughing once is better than watering twice!" An exceptional terroir, a super location, a unique site, The Château Saint-Maur, Cru Classé, revives Excellence and its owners have high hopes for this illustrious vineyard.

Cuvée excellence / rosé

Excellence: The heart of the domain range which includes wines to accompany fine dining and special moments. Concentrated with a controlled strength, these wines are full of fruit overtones expressing a certain vivacity. Excellence wine is available in 75cl bottles, Magnum Jeroboam, Mathusalem size and in exceptional bottles.

Cuvée excellence / WHITE

Excellence: The heart of the domain range which includes wines to accompany fine dining and special moments. Concentrated with a controlled strength, these wines are full of fruit overtones expressing a certain vivacity. The strength of this wine also comes from its mixed terroir, somewhere between a mica and a slate soil, which gives it a slight mineral touch.

Cuvée SAINT "M" / ROSé

SAINT M: This range comes in three varieties with a subtle and expressive style. The whites and rosés are distinguished by their tension surrounded by an elegant creaminess and the reds by their great finesse and the velvety character of their tannins.

Cuvée SAINT "M" / white

SAINT M: This range is available in three varieties encompassing a subtle and expressive style. The whites and rosés are distinguished by their tension wrapped in an elegant creaminess and the reds by their great finesse and the velvety tones of their tannins.

Cuvée SAINT "M" / RED

SAINT M: This range is available in three varieties encompassing a subtle and expressive style. The whites and the rosés are distinguished by their tension wrapped in an elegant creaminess and the reds by their great finesse and the velvety tones of their tannins.

Cuvée les seigneurs de saint-maur

Les Seigneurs de Saint-Maur: These tender and fruity rosé wines have an airy lightness. The Grenaches, Cinsault, Carignan, Merlot which make up this cuvee produce a clear rosé, lively with fine fruity flavours, balanced and fresh. The mouth-feel is characterised by a lovely aromatic structure producing a pleasant vivacity. The aromatic palette is rich and varied gradually increasing during tasting. Rosé wines, served as an aperitif, are associated with moments of shared friendship or to brighten up your guests at an afternoon barbecue.

MARC FERRERO
EXPOSE AU CHÂTEAU SAINT-MAUR

From 01 june to 31 july, Château Saint-Maur will be displaying the work of Marc Ferrero. Inventor and creator of the Storytelling Art, he begins drawing influenced by Comics. Passionate about TV series and movies from the 70s, he realizes the need to fragment and section stories. He participates in his first Contemporary art exhibit in New York in 1999 and opens his own gallery upon his return first in Eze then in Saint Paul de Vence (both on the French Riviera). So far, over 5000 master pieces have entered private collections around the world withno less than 1500 in the US alone and he now collaborates very closely with the film industry. www.ferreroart.com

EXPOSITION EMMANUEL CAYERE

From 01 june to 31 july Born in Israel and raised in the south of France to a chef and a restaurateur, Emmanuel Cayere was destined to follow in his parent’s culinary footsteps. However, in his adolescence a mentor discovered that Emmanuel possessed unique aesthetic talents in photography and visual art. Emmanuel decided to pursue photography and it quickly became his passion. Initially focusing on urban documentary photography, Emmanuel moved to New York and began shooting portraits and fashion. After a motorcycle accident put the use of his hands in jeopardy Emmanuel decided to put a focus on hands in his work. He has been developing this project for many months and it is proving to be a signature to his work. Emmanuel now lives in Montauk, NY assisting the legendary photographer and artist Raphael Mazzucco while he continues to develop his own work and aesthetic. www.emmanuelcayere.com

FIRST EXHIBITION IN THE CHAI

Judith Willame seems to ceaselessly alternate from one world to another, her mind and creativity constantly on the boil. This energetic woman, imbued with a sturdy character, is honest, direct and yet full of welcoming sweetness. In this exhibition, she gives us a poetic, joyous and colourful abstraction. Her work takes us on an imaginary journey seemingly without end, at time guided and at times lost by this black tendency which emphasises, surrounds, creates and disassemblies shapes and colours. Like Ariadne's thread, she weaves worlds, parallels, at times superimposed, melted together or juxtaposed. She extracts the essential to encourage us to take a path that is always new. She knows how to nourish our imagination. www.artair.org

BÉATRICE ARTHUS BERTRAND EXHIBITS AT CHATEAU SAINT-MAUR

From 10 August to 15 October 2014, Château Saint-Maur will be displaying the work of Béatrice Arthus Bertrand, notably a group of five sculptures in red cedar wood entitled "Forests". "Forest is a sad play on words evoking the destruction of the forests. My forests represent both destroyed, burned trees and a cruel instrument which indiscriminately attacks the subsoil. Represented in a single set piece, it shows both victim and executioner". Béatrice Arthus Bertrand. www.beatrice-arthus-bertrand.com (The photo below is part of a chandelier created by Béatrice Bertrand).

LUXURY WINE EXPERIENCES

Dive into the heart of a Provençal jewel, learn the secrets of winemaking guided by the teams of Château Saint Maur Cru Classé. Visit our cellar, where our wines are ageing. Taste the wines of Domaines Roger Zannier.


Private tours only by appointment.
30 euros per person.