Owner

Christian and Marina Garin

Varieties

Grenache, Syrah, Rolle, Cabernet Sauvignon, Counoise, Carignan

Vineyard

163 acres under vine, with 138 acres red varieties (Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Counoise) and 25 acres white varieties (Grenache Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Ugni Blanc, and Rolle (Vermentino)). Clay and limestone soils. In conversion to organic farming, certified QualiSud.

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About Commanderie de la Bargemone

One of the top estates in the Coteaux d’Aix, a small, fine-wine district within the larger appellation of Provence, With more than 160 acres under vines, 2/3 of the production is dedicated to the dry rosé for which Provence is famous. Founded by Templar knights in the 13th century, the property was named “Bargemone” after the wealthy Provencal family that owned it for 200 years. It passed from their hands in the 1800’s, with the vineyards finally succumbing to phylloxera, temporarily ending, a proud 800 year tradition of winemaking. In 1973, French industrialist Jean-Pierre Rozan purchased the property, restored the Commanderie and replanted the vineyards. Production was up to 50,000 cases/year when Jean-Pierre passed away in 2006, and a controlling interest in the vineyards and winery was sold to current owners Christian and Marina Garin (both from local Provencal families).

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