Chateau Bois d'Arlène

Norge Larson and Arlene Libby
452 Chemin Bernusset 84260 Sarrians
Tel. +33 988 668 805
Direct sale: Monday - Friday
9.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00
Mail: contact@boisdarlene.com
Web: http://boisdarlene.com/

       

The owners are presented  at the domain's website as follows.
"Arlène Libby and Norge Larson are the proud owners of Château Bois d´Arlène. They divide their lives between Vacqueyras and Seattle, traveling from one continent to another as regularly as possible. In Seattle, Arlène has a brilliant career in the hospital environment, and Norge is a renowned physicist and oceanographer. Twenty years ago now, they came to the region for the first time, and fell head over heels in love with it. They then met the Bernard family, who, with great generosity, introduced them to this unique terroir which produces high quality wines. After many holidays spent in Vacqueyras, it is quite natural that they wanted to settle in the region, to feel a little more at home and finally put their bags down.

The property covers 18 ha of which 10 ha. are in production of AOP Vacqueyras or IGP. Until 2018 the wines were made at  Domaine la Ligière,
New cellars were ready for the harvest of 2019.
Philippe Bernard from la Ligiere still makes the wines but now in the domain's own cellar.
Since 2019 the vineyards have been certified agriculture biologique.

Wines

Vacqueyras Origine
2015: 65% Grenache, 35% Syrah. 67-years-old vines.

Vacqueyras Blanc l'Orée du Bois
2017: Roussanne, Clairette, Viognier. 
50% fermented and aged in demi-muids for 8 months

IGP Vaucluse Le Berger
2018: 100% Serine (Special variety of Syrah). Aged for 6 months in barriques.

IGP Vaucluse Rosé RendesVous
2018: 50% Syrah, 50% Cinsault. Shortly passing 3-years-old barriques 

IGP Blanc La Comtesse
2018: 40% Viognier, 40%  Fermentino, 20% Piquepoul.


Norge Larson and Arlene Libby at Fête du Vin in Vacqueyras July 2019


Liliane Bernard & Louise Vennink (Salesmanager) Vacqueyras 2018


The cement tanks makes a circle - Maître de Chai Philippe Bernard


This photo is from before any renovation have been made.The Chateau dates back to 1840. Until 2013 the place was named Chateau Bernusset

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Updated 30-01-2020