Overview of the AOC

The “Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée” Luberon was created in 1988. But the history of Luberon viticulture can be traced back to antiquity.  The vines growing here have benefited from two thousand years’ of vine-growing know-how.

Introduction to an appellation nestling within a beautiful natural setting

The appellation sits in fabulous, natural surroundings.  The entire AOC area nestles within the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional du Luberon (Luberon Regional Nature Park).  Here, the winemakers feel duty-bound to respect the land and their natural resources.  The appellation produces wine in all three colours: red, rosé and white.

Red AOC Luberon

...is smooth, fruity and delicious on the palate. It is reminiscent of small ripe berries (blackcurrants, blackberries, raspberries, etc.)  Another, more complex, style of red can often contain spicy notes (pepper) yet, on the palate, retain the elegance and freshness that are distinctive features of this AOC.

Rosé AOC Luberon

...comes in shades ranging from very pale to very bright pink. On the palate, it is characterized by pronounced red fruit aromas (strawberries, redcurrants), or more exotic aromas, and by a delightful freshness.

White AOC Luberon

...is characterized by its liveliness and elegance.  The wines offer an assortment of beautiful aromas. The fruit fragrances range from grapefruit to peach, while the more complex wines release aromas of honey and toast.

The art of blending

 Syrah, Grenache Noir, Mourvèdre, Carignan and Cinsault are the main grape varieties used in the production of reds and rosés. The Grenache Blanc, Clairette Blanche, Vermentino, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Marsanne, Ugni Blanc and Viognier grape varieties are used in the white blends.

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