HISTORY
of the estate
Château des Demoiselles is a magnificent 300 hectare vineyard, green and wooded, located in La Motte,Var and which was once owned by the Grimaldi of Monaco. An alleyway of one-hundred-year-old plane trees leads to the typical Provençal country house, which has now been converted into a charming guesthouse. Since 2007, Aurélie Bertin, daughter of Mr Teillaud, has breathed new life into the estate, applying her modern and wine-tourism vision of the traditional and artisanal winegrowers’ craft, and injected strength and femininity in the château’s DNA. As a true wine enthusiast, she focuses above all on quality and aims to give, with high standards, a different and authentic personality to each of the Château's vintages.
KEY FIGURES
1 ha
the estate's total area
1 ha
of vineyards
1
cuvées
1
bottles a year
Estate map
OUR
Vineyard

Located in the Vallée des Esclans, the Côtes de Provence PDO vineyard of Château des Demoiselles, based in La Motte, extends over 72 hectares. Between plains and hillsides, it is planted on red clay-limestone soils following a responsible winemaking approach dear to the teams. The property aims to share the best of the Provence terroir with as many people as possible by producing (mostly) rosé wines, as well as red and white wines.

Our winegrowers inspect the vines daily and rely on various processes to guarantee optimal quality of the wines: green harvesting to control yields, leaf thinning to optimise and harmonise the maturity of each bunch, and ploughing the soil and certain areas covered with grass.

Our VDD label
in few words
Well aware of her social responsibilities, Aurélie Bertin, owner of Château des Demoiselles, has embarked the estate on "a transition process towards a more responsible development model and therefore wishes to implement a certified sustainable approach with the goal of obtaining the VDD label (Vignerons en développement durable – sustainable winemakers)”.
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VIGNERONS en Développement Durable
LABEL

Vignerons en Développement Durable (Growers in Sustainable Development) is the only sustainable development approach fully dedicated to the world of wine and winemaking. Complete and well balanced, it is based on four pillars:

  • Governance and management practices
  • The company’seconomic performance
  • Social and territorial responsibility
  • The company’s environmental impact with the implementation of sustainable and responsible vine-growing techniques

www.v-dd.com

The domain’s long-term goal is to achieve constant improvement of its working methods while answering the needs of all stakeholders: employees, customers, suppliers and surrounding communities.

The hev 3 label
in few words

THE ART OF WINE OUR SOCIETAL COMMITMENT

In France, the High Environmental Value is the highest of the three levels of environmental certification of farms whose rating is carried out on results obligations measured by strict environmental performance indicators (and not on obligations of means or This certification rewards farms that are committed to preserving the environment and limiting their footprint on the ecosystem that surrounds them. The Château des Demoiselles will be officially certified High Environmental Value Level 3 in September 2019. This certification crowns Chateau’s many environmental efforts over the past several years, and further underscores the group’s broader commitment to sustainable development.

GRAPE
Varieties
Grapes
For red wines
Syrah, Cabernet-Sauvignon
Grapes
For rosé wines
Cinsault, Mourvèdre,
Tibouren, Grenache,
Rolle, Syrah
Grapes
For white wines
Rolle,
Ugni blanc

A well-chosen wine makes food taste better.  – Jancis Robinson.