Château de Fonscolombe is an 18th-century chateau situated in Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade (13 Bouches-du-Rhône, PACA), 8 miles / 13 km from Aix-en-Provence. This 5-star hotel offers spacious and luxurious accommodation, including an outdoor pool, and is s set in a 30-acre wooded park, surrounded by 35 hectares of vineyards. There is a billiards table, gift shop and bike hire on site. Free wifi
The onsite Orangerie restaurant serves local produce prepared by Chef Quentin Durand. It can be enjoyed indoors or within the French gardens that surround the castle.
The Château is designed as a large house where all the spaces join in a spirit of family while still preserving individual privacy. Beginning with the front steps, Château life is discernible in each of its 50 rooms.
In the heart of the Provence Rosé area the Chateau de Fonscolombe produces Côteaux d’Aix-en-Provence Rosé AOC and Bouches-du-Rhône IGP (white and rosé) the Fonscolombe vineyards produce excellent wines.
The soil is stony clay and sedimentary sand. The vineyard lies at an altitude of 250 metres and the nights are cooler here than further south.
The rosé wine, made mainly by the saignée method (using the free-run juice), is a blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah grapes. Pale pink in colour, it is very elegant with a fruity bouquet, fresh, silky and delicate.
The red comes from Merlot, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon plots and are cultivated without synthetic chemicals, allowing for the reds, whites, and rosés to benefit from the “Organic Wine” label
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nearby alternative vineyard accommodation:Chateau Saint Ferreol
airport: Marseille MRS 19 miles/30km
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