Malherbe,
a hillside vineyard

Our vines, below the slopes of Cap Bénat, grow on a brown clay-schist soil. The climate and the characteristics of the soil produce highly concentrated grapes high in tannins, full-bodied, complex wines ideal for drinking with meals. The unique characteristics of the Malherbe terroir, in particular the schist, give a mineral edge and a harmonious nose to these red, white and rosé wines.

AOC Cotes de provence Malherbe blanc 2014

Malherbe Blanc 2015

  • Grape varieties: Sémillon, Rolle (Vermentino).
  • Soil: combination of reddish brown clay and silver schist (below the slopes of Cap Bénat).
  • Harvest: from 16 September 2015.
  • Vinification: maceration of single grape varieties at low temperature. Aged on fine lees in oak barrels. Blended after ageing.
Fine, ripe nose, quite aromatic, nutty.
Dry, generous and full-bodied, spicy, almost peppery, subtle texture, long finish and well-balanced. Serving temperature: 10°C to 12°C.
Shellfish, fish in meunière or cream sauce, grilled red mullet, savoury puffs, white meat in sauce, chicken with truffles.
Malherbe Grand Blanc 2013

Malherbe Grand Blanc 2013

  • Grape varieties: Rolle (Vermentino), Sémillon.
  • Soil: combination of reddish brown clay and silver schist (below the slopes of Cap Bénat).
  • Harvest: from 16 September 2013.
Lovely golden colour with sparkling highlights, a primary aroma of brioche, followed by jasmine and elder flowers. Round in the mouth, generous with tropical, spicy notes, slightly buttery but with good fresh finish. Serving temperature: 10°C to 12°C.
Bresse capon with cream and morels, seared foie gras, fish tartare, Gorgonzola, Bleu de Gex, banana rum gratin, etc.
Malherbe rouge 2012

Malherbe Rouge 2014

  • Grape varieties: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre.
  • Soil: combination of reddish brown clay and silver schist (below the slopes of Cap Bénat).
  • Harvests: from 18 September 2014.
  • Vinification: Maceration of single grape varieties at low temperature, followed by a long fermentation in oak tuns. Blended after ageing.
This 2014 vintage has a brilliant, ruby red colour.
An intense, spicy nose with black cherries and blackberries. A powerful, charming attack.
In the mouth: lovely notes of spices and herbs such as rosemary followed by a distant note of caramel and ending with a fresher, more subtle note of mint. Serving temperature: 17°C to 18°C.
Lamb kebabs à la Provençale, chicken with sage or cannelloni.
Malherbe rosé 2016

Malherbe Rosé

2016

  • Grape varieties: Grenache, Rolle (Vermentino).
  • Soil: combination of reddish brown clay and silver schist (below the slopes of Cap Bénat).
  • Harvest: from 23 September 2016.
  • Vinification: Skin contact with a long cold maceration (24 to 36 hours). 4-month aging on fine lees.
A brilliant, salmon colour. Subtle, very elegant nose of fresh fruit bowl, ginger and mint. Seductive and gourmand in the mouth with notes of fresh raspberries and strawberries, touches of white pepper, curry, candied orange zest, etc. All these notes have a good finish. Serving temperature: 14°C to 15°C.
Asian quinoa salad, monkfish fondue with turmeric and coriander, rice pudding with citrus fruits and black sesame seeds.