Chateau Sainte Marguerite
Château Sainte-Marguerite is a Cru Classé [one of only 18] estate in the coastal village of Londe-les-Maures in the Var départment of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. It was founded in 1929 by Andre Chevillon, established on a vineyard that went back into antiquity. In 1977 Brigitte and Jean-Pierre Fayard bought the estate which continues to be family run. At the time of the Fayard's acquisition the property covered 11 hectares, but today that has been extended to 75. The vines enjoy a Mediterranean climate and are farmed organically, having gained organic certification in 2003. They grow the red Grenache, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Syrah, Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon, and the white Rolle, and Sémillon grape varieties on weathered clay and schist soils, and some of the vines were planted in 1936. The wines are vegan, stylish and juicy, with a pleasing aromatic structure and exceptional minerality, presented in eye-catching bottles.