COTEAUX D'AIX-EN-PROVENCE - Appellation d'Origine Protégée
‘La Commanderie de la Bargemone' was founded in the 13th Century & is located 10 miles away from the historic city of Aix-en-Provence. In 1250 AD - The Knights Templar built their compound of buildings known as ‘'La Commanderie'' in the heart of the surrounding farm fields.
In 1968 - The vineyards were replanted on a large scale with 300 acres (120 hectares) in production.
The vineyard ‘'La Commanderie ‘' is a traditional Provence vineyard that has been dedicated to producing Rosé (90+%) & White (10%) ‘'Côteaux d'Aix en Provence'' of the highest quality for few decades. The vineyard essentially represents a single terroir, with almost identical soils and exposures, aiding the production of wine of remarkably consistent quality with production of selected grapes such as Sauvignon Blanc, Rolle, Syrah, Counoise, Caladoc, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon.
Viticulture and winemaking are 100% organic and certified Organic by EU. This is literally the beating heart of ‘'La Commanderie''.
EU Organic label is certifying that the wine conforms to EU regulations based on the banning of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides and their replacement by natural products including compost, manure, and soap. In May 2020 '' Wine Advocate'' awarded us with 92 pts for our Rosé wine cuvée Marina. Our wines have been also awarded above 90 pts over the past decade by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Wine & Spirit Magazine & Wine Advocate. Every year ‘'La Commanderie'' is awarded golden medal for Rosé & White wines at the French Agriculture show in Paris.