Château des Bertrands
A former hunting lodge owned by Colbert, Château des Bertrands is a 494-acre estate planted with 190 acres of vines, located at the heart of the Maures Nature Reserve. The Bertrands terroir has been considered a flagship Côtes de Provence wine growing area from time immemorial, yielding rosés with rare aromatic zest.
- An authentic Provence-style wine estate with 190 acres of vineyards
- 20 miles away from Saint-Tropez
- A unique crystalline terroir at the foot of the Maures Hill Chain - Mediterranean climate with pink sand stone and sandy soils
With respect to the stunning and protected surrounding nature, my goal is to craft delicate Provence Rosés that depict the Bertrands terroir— sand and sandstones. By harvesting at night and using cold fermentation, we can produce the freshest and most elegant Rosés, which, in my opinion, are very alluring and enjoyable.
Alexis Cornu, Château des Bertrands winemaker
Alexis Cornu graduated both from Bordeaux University and Montpellier Sup’Agro. In the last 15 years, he built his expertise in some of the best wineries in France and Australia, working at prestigious wineries such as Ortas -Cave de Rasteau in Rhône Valley, Ginestet, André Lurton and Michel Rolland’s own estate – Ch. Fontenil in Bordeaux, Château de Pibarnon in Bandol, Rosemount Estate in Australia.
Alexis joined the Châteaux et Vignobles d’Exception en Provence team in 2016, bringing along his knowledge and passion for the Mediterranean varieties, as well as his love for beautiful rosés.
Sustainable practices since 2015 and certified HVE 3 (highest level) – High Environmental Value granted by French Government
Located at the heart of the Natura 2000 area protecting the breeding and resting sites for threatened species, the Hermann Tortoise.
Practices aim at preserving the surrounding fauna and flora and include conscientious work on the vines (irrigation, pruning, leaf removal, mineral soil treatment) as well as reduced use of pesticides – from 2018 on, the estate is undergoing a transition to organic farming.