The sloping vineyards of La Mascaronne extend to 60 hectares and lie in the heart of the Côtes de Provence appellation, in the hills above the medieval village of Le Luc. The vines grow on chalk/clay soil resting above sedimentary fissured limestone. The roots work their way down the fissures for up to 40 metres. The terroir of La Mascaronne has always been renowned for producing some of the finest and longest lived red wines of the region – complex, powerful with supple dark fruit.
With remarkably low yields and hand harvesting into small containers, we practice sustainability in all aspects of our vineyard management and winemaking processes. Having achieved full organic status, we emphasize respect for the environment and balance of the entire ecosystem
“I suggested to Steve
that he smoke less and drink more wine”.
Tom Bove, General Manager of La Mascaronne since 1999, has long been recognised as an innovative wine maker. He also managed Chateau Miraval until it was sold in 2012, after which Tom concentrated on the wines of La Mascaronne, overseeing a complete renovation of the Chateau, cellars and vineyards.
At the same time he personally has ownership in three other Provence vineyards all of which are producers of award winning wines.
Tom is surrounded by a dedicated team who strive for perfection at every stage of the wine making process
Nathalie Longefay, coming from a vine-growing family, knows how to consider precisely and pragmatically all the technical aspects of the production of a wine-producing estate. After obtaining her degree in oenology from the University of Toulouse, and scarcely back from Australia where she started her career in the Hunter Valley, she immediately joined the Cabinet d’Agronomie Provençale.
Originally from a family of vine-growers in the Beaujolais, she quickly travelled round the vineyards of France: between Cahors and its red wines to lay down, the Loire Valley and its range of up-market dry and sweet white wines and the sparkling wines of Limoux, she was able to diversify rapidly and complete her technical experience.
Our wines are regularly recognised in the major competitions (Concours General Agricole de Paris, Vinalies, Concours des Vins de Provence, Grands Vins de France Macon) as well as listings in the major Guides (Gilbert & Gaillard, Hachette ..)
Cette cuvée « Quat'Saisons » porte bien son nom, car ce vin rosé a suffisamment de structure, de matière et d’acidité pour garder la forme quelques années et peut accompagner une grande variété de mets tout au long de l’année. Il est élaboré au Château La Mascaronne...read more
"An assemblage of Syrah and Mourvedre for this wine whose profound colour hints at a deep concentration. The nose discloses intense aromas of very ripe black fruirs and of cherries steeped in alcohol"read more
A highscore for this delicate Rosé, even if our best recognition are our long-term business relationships with all our supporters. "This organic producer clearly merits more attention. The 2018 Côtes de Provence Rose Quat'Saisons offers up hints of wet stone, fresh...read more