Chateau La Croix des Pins

Latitude Wine
2800, Avenue de Caromb  84380 Mazan (Croix des Pins)
Direct sale: Monday - Saturday 10.00-12.30 and 15.00-18.30
Tel. +33 490 663 748
Mail: chateaulacroixdespins@orange.fr
Web:
http://www.chateaulacroixdespins.fr

  

The original buildings at the place from 16th century belonged to the popes. It was bought from them in 1735 by a Mr. Quinqui and belonged to descendants of him until 1989 when the place was purchased by Marie-Hélène and Philippe Avon, relatives of the former owner.
Unfortunately Philippe Avon died by a tragic trafic accident in 2007.

In 2009 the property was purchased by
Eric Petit-Jean, the owner of the Champagne firm Pol Cochet. His oenologist from Pol Cochet Jean Pierre Valade got new challenges as a creator of Rhone wines and his wife is responsible for the oenoturístc affairs at La Croix des Pins.
The compagny created by the purchase Latitude Wine has also bought 7,5 ha in Gigondas (from Domaine de Cassan in Lafare) and 4 ha in Beaumes de Venise. Latitude wines has also interests vin an estate in Tunesia Kurubis.

The 22 ha of vineyards of Croix des Pins have been certified agriculture biologique since 1990, and the vineyards in Gigondas and Beaumes de Venise are certified since 2012.

Very exclusive appartments are for rent at the first flor of the main building and here is also a restaurant, Restaurant A Ventoux.

Wines according to website April 2016

Gigondas Les Dessous des Dentelles
2013: 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre and 15% Syrah.

Gigondas Parpaillon
2013: 60% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah. 35 days of maceration.
Aged for 18 months in demi-muids or pièces (Barrels from Bourgody of 228 l.)

Beaumes de Venise Les Contreforts de Montmirail
2012: 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah.

Muscat de Beaumes de Venise
2013: 100%  Muscat à petits grains    

Ventoux Les Troix Villages 
2013: 80% Grenache 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.

Ventoux La Tête à l'Envers
2013: 90% Syrah and 10% Grenache. 
Bottled four weeks after fermentation without adding any sulphats

Ventoux La Noria
2013: 80% Grenache 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.
60% aged in barriques after blending (assemblage)

Ventoux Rosé Les Troix Villages
2015: 40% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 20% Clairette. Press direct.

Ventoux Blanc Les Troix Villages
2014: 60% Grenache Blanc and 40% Clairette.

Ventoux Blanc la Noria
2014: 40% Grenache Blanc, 35% Roussanne and 25% Vermentino.
Aged sur lie in barriques for 12 months

Ventoux Blanc Le Secret
2014: 40% Grenache Blanc, 30% Roussanne and 30% Vermentino.
Fermented and aged in pièces


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Eric Petit-Jean, Jean Pierre Valade and Christophe, régisseur du domaine, et garant de la qualité du vignoble. Photo belongs to the domain


The partners of Latitude wine have also (In 2005) invested in a winery in Tunesia, Kurubis

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Update 15-04-2016