Suitable lands for grape production have been selected in the Var department and the grape varieties, producing the wine typicity have been set out and recorded by the INAO institute.
The Peninsula of Saint-Tropez is part of this selected area. The Domaine du Bourrian and the Domaine de Pin Pinon are granted the Cotes de Provence Appellation.
In order to fullfil the rules established by the INAO institute, the two domains are planted with grape varieties, that are the most suitable to the soil:
To produce Red and Rosé wines,
Vine native of Spain, very productive, it resists well the violent wind and the drought. Grenache brings fat, scale and power in wines. It gives to young wines elegant aromas of small red berries, and spicier and more animal marks in evolved wines.
Flavourful and of a beautiful aspect, this vine of Provençal origin was used for a long time as dessert grapes. It is widely used in Provence for the elaboration of rosé wines. It brings to the wine freshness, delicacy and fruity, qualifying the power of the other vines.
Grape established of small black bays in the bluish reflections, with a fine but rather resistant skin, a Syrah gives solid, colored and rough wines first years because rich in tannins, but particularly capable of a prolonged ageing. With years, his evolution brings to the wine of the characteristic notes of vanilla, Havana and crystallized red berries.
Its small tight grains prefer the hot and calcareous soils. Mourvèdre has a slow maturation: it likes looking at the sea to mature suitably. It is implanted for a very long time in Provence. Mourvèdre gives wines carpentered in the fine and well asserted tannins. In its youth, the wine stemming from this vine has aromas of violet and blackberry. Its softness and its flexibility, accompanied with characteristic marks of spices, pepper and cinnamon, show themselves after several years of ageing in cellar. Mourvèdre is often associated with Grenache and with Syrah.
To produce white wines,
- Ugni blanc
Of Tuscan origin, constituted by round and juicy bays(berries), grouped(included) in big lengthened clusters, Ugni Blanc is sensitive to frosts but strong and very productive. Ugni Blanc allows to obtain a clear and fruity wine, of a big delicacy. Assembled with other grapes, it brings a touch of freshness in wines.
Cultivated for a long time in Provence, where it is very wide-spread. It matures late and requires a hot climate. It is at the same time strong and of one very gustative high quality. Rolle gives wines to the flavors of citrus fruits and pear, almond and fennel. It also brings some fat, some balance and a lot of delicacy.
Sémillon is a strong, productive vine, but being afraid of the decay. Used in small proportion, he brings to the wine of the aromatic power, some fat and the curvature. He frees aromas of hazelnut, honey, apricot, and white flowers.
Its small tight grains(beads) prefer the hot and calcareous soils. Mourvèdre has a slow maturation: he likes looking at the sea to mature suitably. It is implanted for a very long time in Provence.
The plantations of these various vines were made according to their fates in red and rosé, and also in white, in the zones where root stock are adapted to the nature of the more or less acid soils obliging to make a precise wine making to obtain rosé wines in the flavor subtle, fleshy but flexible red. The whites must be picked sometimes slightly before maturity to keep a natural acidity allowing to develop, traditional method, a very appreciated(estimated) sparkling wine.