Château Léoube brings a taste of Provençe to UK
November 29, 2017
‘Wines with character and true to their terrior’ this is the ethos behind Château Léoube, the sister estate to Daylesford Organic. Nurtured by wine maker, Romain Ott, their refreshing and elegant Sparkling de Léoube is the perfect drink to enjoy this Christmas with family and friends and to welcome in the New Year.
Steeped in history the Léoube estate, like its wines, stand out for its beauty and uniqueness amongst other vineyards in Provence. On the shore of the Mediterranean, spread across four kilometres of coastline and covering 560 hectares, it is in one of the most stunning protected sites in Europe. Today, it is more than just a vineyard producing the finest organic wines but a place to visit and enjoy all it has to offer. With wine tasting at their distinctive wine shop, an alfresco beach café and children’s playground open from spring to the end of summer, it makes for a perfect stop off for wine connoisseurs and families alike.
Château Léoube’s Sparkling de Léoube
Sparkling de Léoube is one of the very few sparkling rosés made in Provence. This delicate sparkling wine has just the barest blush of pink and it is equally subtle on the nose and palate. It has subtle tones of hazelnut, aniseed and soft fruit, it is unusually dry for a sparkling wine and is noticeably moreish – making it the prefect drink to be enjoyed over the festive season.
Available at Daylesford and priced at £35.00
This Christmas there is a fantastic Château Léoube Tasting Basket (£175) available from Daylesford Organic which is the perfect gift for those who enjoy a taste of Provence. It includes selection of Château Léoube wines, Sparkling, olive oil, black olive tapenade, crème d’anchoïade, pesto and 2 white tipped wine glasses.
About the Léoube Estate – Chateaux Léoube
Château Léoube’s vineyards are situated in the Provence region. Gently nurtured mineral rich soil and traditional growing methods ensure the vineyard produces healthy succulent fruit. The fruit is harvested by hand so only the best grapes are selected.
The Léoube estate spreads out over four kilometres of coastline and covers an entire 560 hectares, in one of the most beautiful protected sites in Europe, on the shore of the Mediterranean: the Bénat peninsula and close to St Tropez.
History of Château Léoube
Léoube is a château steeped in history owned by the Bamford family. Provence claims to have the oldest of France’s vineyards. From the 2nd Century BC, the Romans expanded winegrowing in the area which had been introduced four centuries earlier by the Phoenicians. It was probably in the 14th Century when the magnificent Château Léoube was built near the village of Bormes-les-Mimosas, in the Var region. The Provencal wine-lands are blessed with a superb Mediterranean climate. Domaine de Léoube has a wide variety of soils, schist on the hillsides, more clay on the edges of the flat land and partially sandy along the sea.
Grapes grown on the Léoube estate include Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cabernet Sauvignon, the Côtes de Provence appellation’s star varieties. All the hard work and care given to the production of this haute couture wine is orchestrated and managed by wine maker, Romain Ott.
The full collection of Château Léoube wines include: Rosé de Léoube, Secret de Léoube, LaLonde, Rouge de Léoube, Les Forts de Léoube, Léoube Collector, Blanc de Léoube and Sparkling de Léoube, are all available Here