Château Croix d’Allons

France

It was in 1924 that Philippe’s great-grandparents, Pierre and Maria, acquired the different plots of land from the Salesian Fathers of Don Bosco. The ruins of their first winery are still on the property. New vines were planted by Pierre, who vinified directly on the family farm. In the original building, you can still find the old fermentation and settling tanks, as well as the locations of the barrels.

Philippe, together with his wife Florence, is part of the fourth generation working these lands. The vineyards  extend over nearly 9 hectares. They are all located on rare and very old Triassic geological formations (limestone, dolomite, and gypsum), giving the vines their exceptional character.

Mourvèdre is the main grape variety for Bandol wines and it represents 70% of the planted area. Philippe and Florence have chosen to offer a single cuvée in Bandol AOP, per vintage and per colour. In 2017, they wished to affix, on their reasoned work practices, an Organic Agriculture label, certified ECOCERT (from August 2020).

Wines

Château Croix d'Allons Bandol Blanc AOP · Profile

The white wine is a well-balanced blend of 60% Clairette and 40% Ugni Blanc. Production is very limited and the wine is usually sold very early after it hits the market, mainly to Michelin star restaurants throughout France. In the nose, discreet saline, smokey notes give way to pleasant aromas of citrus and candied lemon. The union of the two grape varieties will refresh in a subtle, non-aggressive way. The finish is long and generous.

SKU 869082

Château Croix d'Allons Bandol Blanc AOP · Pairing

With its tangy frame, the Bandol Blanc is well suited to stimulate the taste buds at the beginning of a meal. Due to its light saline character it pairs well with fresh seafood and steamed mussels. Great with summer salads and a light charcuterie board.

Château Croix d'Allons Bandol Rosé AOP · Profile

A harmonious blend of 60% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache and 20% Cinsault. A rosé with more complexity than most rosé wines of the neighbouring regions in Provence. The colour has an intriguing hue of mango. Ripe berry aromas are noticeable in the nose. A fruity attack on the palate that leads into a long, satiny finish, A very opulent wine with a nice tannin structure to provide the perfect harmony.

SKU 869083

Château Croix d'Allons Bandol Rosé AOP · Pairing

A rosé wine that pairs well with richer meal such as roasted turkey during the festive season, roasted pork, and Indian cuisine.

 

Château Croix d'Allons Bandol Rouge AOP · Profile

Another wine that enjoys great popularity in the top gastronomy in France and is in limited supply. Mourvèdre is the dominant force in this cuvée with 90%, complemented by 10% Grenache. In the nose an array of rich aromas with a mixture of wild dark berries, toasted notes, vanilla, finally followed by hints of blueberry and black cherry. The tannins are firm, silky, and elegant.

SKU 869084

Château Croix d'Allons Bandol Rouge AOP · Pairing

A Bandol red that puts you at ease with the typical racy aromas of the appellation. Slight bitterness that will delight autumn dishes. Decant the day before and serve at 20°C to fully discover it. This wine will stand up to any roasted meats and game birds.