The Moulin de la Roque from 1950 to 2015
The Moulin de la Roque came into being in 1950 through the merger of three neighboring cooperatives: the Cadiérenne, Saint-Cyr and Sanary. At that time, the cellar was intended for the maturing of Bandol Rouge wines. It is in 1964, thanks to the will of the winegrowers and many investors, that the Moulin de la Roque becomes a full-fledged production cellar and then vinifies the direct contributions of Bandol producers.
In 2006, it underwent a merger with the cooperative of Le Beausset, which thus joined the Moulin de la Roque. Focus on sustainable development in 2007. A new dynamic that plans to introduce sustainable development for all operations and with its partners.
A few years later, a semi-underground cellar was built according to ecological standards, on a privileged site at the foot of the village of Castellet. This created technical and traditional advances, with a reception area dedicated to the public as well as a tasting room. Finally, the Moulin de la Roque created a 400 m2 store in the former wine-making cellar at the end of 2015.
The different grape varieties
The characteristic grape variety of Bandol is Mourvèdre. It is planted on more than 50% of the Moulin de la Roque parcels. This demanding grape variety is ideal for the Bandol terroir. For more generous and fruity wines, Grenache offers the best possible result. Thanks to the Cinsault, the wines become very elegant. This grape variety of Provencal origin allows to create a real harmony.
For character and power, the old Carignan vines, planted on the Bandol hillsides, are perfect. For whites, there are two grape varieties: Clairette and Ugni-Blanc. The latter are grown on clay-limestone soil. The grapes are harvested manually and mechanically. The vinification is done at low temperature.
The visual identity of the Moulin de la Roque is represented by a tarantula. A real emblem dragging behind it a small history. It is a typical animal of Provence which has a very great importance in the balance of the regional ecosystem. During the day, you can't see it because it captures the sun's rays. But when night comes, the tarantula is busy hunting down all the insects that could harm the quality of the wine.
Registered since 31/08/2020
1 ROUTE DES SOURCES ,
83330 LE CASTELLET
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