Half-way between Aix-en-Provence and Saint-Maximin, Château des Ferrages is one of the four fortresses that shaped the history of Pourcieux. Surrounded by wooded parklands, this traditional Renaissance building overlooked the village. Most of the building has been lost over time and only the tower and a few architectural remains still exist today. Its most valuable treasure, however, is undoubtedly the wine domaine that bears its name.
Its 28 hectares of vines produce four cuvées which are carefully aged in the Château des Ferrages cellars. Over 1000 m2 of cellars combine modern vinification techniques and traditional methods of ageing. The domaine’s Côtes de Provence and Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire wines are regularly awarded medals and listed in top wine guides.
Clairette and Rolle
Clay-limestone soils with varying amounts of sand. Shallow, well-draining soil. Parcels located in the villages of Pourcieux and Pourrières at the feet of Mount Aurélien and Mount Sainte-Victoire. Mediterranean climate.
Harvest and winemaking
Harvest is carried out by machine at night to preserve freshness and aromas. This white wine is the result of an eight-hour maceration period and pressing. Fermentation is temperature-controlled. Alcoholic fermentation is carried out at low temperature. The wine is aged in stainless steel vats.
Colour: bright, shimmering, elegant pale yellow appearance set off by tints of green.
Nose: shows a fresh spring character with notes of citrus, grapefruit, hawthorn and pineapple.
Palate: fresh with flavours of flowers and exotic fruits, revealing a wine which is both floral and mineral.
Food pairing: this wine is the perfect companion to shellfish and grilled fish (such as sea bream and sea bass).
Serving temperature: 10-12°C.