The grapes are picked early in the morning, as the darkness ensures the maximum freshness in flavour. Only the best grapes are selected from the harvest plot. Once picked, the grapes a pressed in direct light.
The area gets the sun throughout the year, for the rosé wines, this can lead to more feminine white wines.
3 varieties of grape are assembled together to produce the wine; grenache (orange/yellow colour), syrah (pink/red colour) and clairette (white/green colour).
The balance is 50% grenache, 30% syrah, 20% clairette.
The land lies between the sea and mountains and olive groves (Marseille, Southern Alps, Alpilles, Ventoux) contributing to the smooth flavor of the wine.
The Luberon land is rich in minerals and very calcareous. The ground is made up of limestone scree, high in nutrients that aides growth and produces sweet flavoured grapes. The soil quality is both sandy and contains clay which contributes to the bold yet elegant, highly aromatic notes in the wine.
We grow our grapes on five hectares of lush, fertile land in one of the most beautiful regions of Provence, Petite Luberon.
The area is known for producing exquisite rosé wines due to its unique location – set between the ocean and mountains, and surrounded by extensive olive groves. As a result, the land is rich in minerals and is particularly calcareous, which contributes to the incredibly smooth flavour of the grapes.
The art of wine-making comes down to the land or terrior. Subtle nuances of minerals and types of soil have a very dramatic effect on the flavour of the wine. France is historically a leader in vinoculture, producing Old World wine for generations. The Luberon is a wine region nestled in Provence, South of France and is a producer of world class, sophisticated, dry rosé wines.
The vineyard is located just outside Oppède, next to the Davies’ family home in Ménerbes. The land produces the most stunning wine in this area that was inspiration for Peter Mayle’s classic novel “A Year In Provence”. Domaine des Jeanne is not just about our stunning wine, but also the sophisticated and elegant Provencal lifestyle associated with the area.