Chateau La Croix des Pins

Latitude Wine
2800, Avenue de Caromb  84380 Mazan (Croix des Pins)
Direct sale: Monday - Saturday 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-19.00
Tel. +33 490 663 748


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 January 2021

Gigondas Les Dessous des Dentelles
2018: 65% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 25% Syrah.
Matured in concrete for 18 months

Gigondas Parpaillon
2016: 0% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 20% Syrah. 
25 days of maceration. Aged for 12 months in barriques.

Beaumes de Venise Les Contreforts de Montmirail
2019: 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah.

Muscat de Beaumes de Venise
2016: 100%  Muscat à petits grains.
Aged in barrels for 6 months.

Ventoux Les Troix Villages 
2018: 55% Grenache 35% Syrah, 5% Marselan, 5% Carignan.

Ventoux Noria 
2016: 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre. 20% aged in barriques for a few months

Ventoux Rosé Les Troix Villages 
2018: 40% Grenache/Cinsault, 40% Syrah/Vermentino and 20% Marselan. Press direct.

Ventoux Blanc Les Troix Villages 
2019: 50% Grenache Blanc/Roussanne and 50% Vermentino/Marsanne.

Ventoux Blanc Le Secret du Vieux Chène 
2019: 30% Grenache Blanc, 30% Roussanne, 30% Marsanne and 10% Clairette. Fermented an aged in barriques


Director Eric Petit-Jean, Wine creator and manager Jean Pierre Valade and Christophe, régisseur du domaine, et garant de la qualité du vignoble.

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Updated 14-03-2021