“Our customers deserve good quality wines that are safe to drink. Besides, we are the primary consumers of our own wines.” – Florian André, winemaker
A vineyard since the 1600s, during WWI it was bequeathed to the Missionary Brothers of the Holy Family, who live at the Château to this day. However as the brotherhood aged, a vineyard manager was necessary. Enter Florian André, a 7th generation Tavel winemaker who joined the Brothers in 2003. While the land had been farmed Sustainably for generations, they weren’t exactly adhering to Organic Standards. Florian transitioned 100% of their vineyards to Organic and Biodynamic for long term soil health.
Grape: Grenache, Clairette, Cinsault, Syrah
Region: Tavel, Rhône Valley, France
Farming: Certified Biodynamic (Demeter), Certified Organic (AB & Ecocert), Sustainable, hand harvested, galets roulés / pudding stones
Winery: Crush/cold soak 12-24 hours before press, spontaneous fermentation with wild yeast 15 days, no MLF, aged in stainless