Château du Seuil

Sub region:
Coteaux d'Aix en Provence
Agnès et Robert Daussu
Pierre Guerin
Practicing Organic

Basic Info

The Château du Seuil sits on the Puyricard plateau at an altitude between 350 and 350 meters, the highest site in Aix-en-Provence. Its towers date to the 13th and 16th century and it is classified on the list of French historic monuments. While the estate’s grounds cover nearly 300 hectares, only 55 hectares are planted to vines while another portion is dedicated to olive oil production. Owners Agnès et Robert Daussu are completely renovating the old Château and updating the cellar, as well as converting to organic farming. Sitting on an ancient fault line, the terroir is incredibly complex: clay, chalk, and rocks, with layers of iron-laden calcaire, and big galet. The vineyards benefit from the dry hot climate which is moderated by the Mistral wind. Enologist Pierre Guerin, who works also at Chateau Peyrassol, vinifies and ages the wine in tank. 2017 is a vintage with 40% less production due to a severe drought and a frost loss, but that produced a remarkably pure and racy wine. Only 700 cases produced in 2017.