Moulin de la Roque

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Moulin de la Roque is a winery located at the foot of the medieval village of Le Castellet. It is also one of the Provence region's pilot enterprises in sustainable development. You'll find 300 hectares of vineyards, worked by true enthusiasts and spread over the five terroirs of the Bandol PDO. In fact, it's the only winery with vines planted on five terroirs. Le Moulin de la Roque produces a wide range of rich, varied wines with a unique character. Find out more
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The Moulin de la Roque from 1950 to 2015

Moulin de la Roque came into being in 1950 through the merger of three neighboring cooperatives: la Cadiérenne, Saint-Cyr and Sanary. At the time, the winery was used to mature Bandol Rouge wines. In 1964, thanks to the determination of the winegrowers and a number of investors, Moulin de la Roque became a fully-fledged production cellar, vinifying direct contributions from Bandol producers.

In 2006, it merged with the Le Beausset cooperative, which joined Moulin de la Roque. Focus on sustainable development in 2007. A new dynamic plans to introduce sustainable development for all operations and with its partners.

A few years later, a semi-underground cellar was built to ecological standards, on a privileged site at the foot of the village of Castellet. This created technical and traditional advances, with a dedicated reception area for the public as well as a tasting room. Finally, at the end of 2015, Moulin de la Roque created a 400 m2 boutique in the former wine-making cellar.

The different grape varieties

Bandol's signature grape variety 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, fruity wines, Grenache offers the best possible results. Thanks to Cinsault, the wines become extremely elegant. This grape variety of Provençal origin creates true harmony.

For character and power, old Carignan vines planted on Bandol hillsides are perfect. For whites, there are two grape varieties: Clairette and Ugni-Blanc. The latter are grown on clay-limestone soil. Harvesting is both manual and mechanical. Vinification is carried out at low temperature.

Moulin de la Roque's visual identity is represented by a tarantella. A real emblem with a little history behind it. It's a typical Provencal animal that plays a vital role in balancing the regional ecosystem. During the day, you can't see it, as it catches 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.
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