The most intimate secrets of the Côtes de Provence
Ideally located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Maures massif, a few kilometres from Toulon and Saint-Tropez, the Domaine Saint André de Figuière welcomes you to its 42 hectares of pine groves, Provençal mountain vegetation and vines.
At the Domaine, the vines rule supreme and their every wish is granted. They are sub-soiled and worked, turned and weeded, and organic manure and compost are used to keep the ground naturally fertile, making it possible to control the yield.
At the Domaine, nature resumes its rights and no weed killers, insecticides or synthetic products have been used in the vineyard since 1979. Since the fauna has become stabilised, each insect today has its natural predator. The only cryptogamic treatments used are those based on contact products (sulphur and Bordeaux mixture) to prevent any residue in the grapes or any cases of parasites becoming accustomed to penetrating products. All this attention and all these efforts are bearing fruit: the vines are sturdy and healthy, their yield is within reason, and they produce beautiful grapes that are rich in high-quality characteristics – the essential basis for creating outstanding wines.