Château Val d’Arenc
Le Beausset

AOP Bandol

Enotourism

Type(s) of agriculture High Environmental Value (HVE)
Activities Tasting / Visit the field/the cellar / Visit the field/the cellar by appointment

Presentation

The Sénéclauze family is well known in the both Provençal and Bordeaux wine worlds. Since 1991 it has associated its name with this discreet and intimate estate, hung on the heights of Le Beausset, at the level of the Val d'Arenc fault. Out of desire as much as passion, Pierre-Louis Sénéclauze has remodelled all the vines which, from now on, give an organic wine that Gérald Damidot has been expertly overseeing since 2015.

Extra

Not far from the vats and wine casks, there is a small vaulted room; an old sheepfold which now contains vats filled with marc de Provence, yet another passion of Pierre-Louis Sénéclauze. This is where the nectar takes the time (10 to 15 years, all the same) to distil and develop these aromas that seduce brandy lovers.

Original and unusual

Val d’Arenc’s new logo represents a cut of hippurites, which are fossils found in large quantities in this region. The soil also inspired the vineyard's name: ‘arenc’ is derived from the Latin word ‘arena’ which means sand, and today sand quarries are still exploited below the estate.

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