Winemaking 2017-11-21T15:50:46+00:00

WINEMAKING

Tradition and Modernity

At the Chateau Font du Broc the wine is made with passion, with respect for the environment and the constant search for excellence; and it is with the same fervor, the same attention to detail, that we strive to continually improve our winemaking methods. If the gestures are traditional, modernity is not excluded: the latest tools and new technologies are combined with the expertise of men.

Harvest

THE HARVEST

Hand-picked grapes

During the harvest, entirely done by hand, the grapes are first sorted in the vineyard before being stored in 7kg crates.
They are then stored in a cold room in order to avoid the intake of sulfur and to limit the oxidation of grapes during pressing and vatting.

Hand-picked grapes
Hand-picked grapes
sorting table

THE WINEMAKING

Traditional Methods

Throughout the winemaking process, carried out in a traditional way, the temperatures are controlled automatically in order to promote the extraction of the aromas of the different varietals.
The red grape varieties are vinified and aged to obtain cellar wines like our Chateau Font du Broc Reserve.

Winemaking
Winemaking: Punching
Winemaking: mesuring
Winemaking: Blending

“At the Chateau Font du Broc: An underground cathedral to age the wine.”

TERROIR Magazine

“Considered as an attraction in Provence, The Chateau Font Broc’s cellar will impress by its cozy, calm and almost meditative atmosphere.”

THE AGING

In Optimal Conditions

Digged 20 meters underground, the vaulted cellar of Cistercian inspiration, built by the Compagnons du Devoir of the Tour de France, is a tribute to the Abbey of Thoronet. It’s in this den that our red wines are aged during 10 to 18 months, in 650 lts and 5000 lts French oak barrels. The almost constant temperature (15 °C in summer, 11 °C in winter) and the hygrometry rate of 80% which prevails there allow the wines to develop their organoleptic qualities in optimal conditions.

Dégustation
Cuverie
Chai
Cave cistercienne

CHATEAU FONT DU BROC

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Salle Provence

Terroir

An exceptional terroir,

that benefits

of a remarkable location.

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Organic farming

Organic Farming

A token

of respect for

the environment.

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Salle Equestre

Varietals

A selection,

of traditional grape varieties

from Cotes de Provence.

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