The Château de Berne has grown vines since Roman times. Located on the Aurelian Way, a Roman road formerly linking Italy and Spain, the vineyard was also a trading post for wines. The story goes that the amphoras which transported the wines were made on site, as witnessed by an ancient oven discovered in the grounds around a century ago. Raymond V, the former Count of Toulouse, donated the estate to Saint Bernard, the founder of the Cistercian Order. It remained the property of the Marquis de Villeneuve for the next 3 centuries. Since 1750, wine growing has been a genuine way of life at Château de Berne. The vineyard spans 290 acres of sumptuous countryside niched between garrigue and olive groves in the heart of Provence, France’s oldest wine-growing region. The vineyard is acclaimed for its high-quality wine and Château de Berne’s wines are featured in top guides such as the Guide Hachette, Bettane & Desseauve, and are regular medal winners at such prestigious competitions as the Challenge International du Vin, Vinalies Internationales. Château de Berne strives to respect nature at every stage of the wine growing process and instigated about 15 years ago, its environmentally-friendly growing techniques, minimizing the use of chemical fertilizers and earning the Agriculture Raisonnée (Sustainable Farming) quality label. Reputed for its excellent wines, Château de Berne cultivates authenticity and di… vine pleasure!
Ultimate Provence Rose is a classic Cotes de Provence Rosé style. A vibrant pale pink that has flecks of copper reflections. The bouquet shows a unique combination of classic Provençal red berries and leading with plenty of juicy summer fruit flavours (strawberries, raspberries and watermelon). The spice notes from the Syrah provides a dry, white pepper characteristic across the entire palate. A touch of Rolle gives great vibrant acidity and brightness that lends notes of winter citrus, spice with a warming finish.