Chateau Pigoudet is located in the mountains of Provence, in the extreme NE quadrant of Coteaux d'Aix en Provence. Here, Pigoudet's 40ha of vineyards sit at 400 meters with full southern exposure, their fruit treated to the strong Mistral winds that blow from the north by Mont Vautubiere.
Introducing Château Pigoudet
Surrounded by pine trees, the slopes, which are home to the best parcels, are planted to Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, while the plains support Cinsault and Grenache. With soils of chalky clay, small stones and gravel, the vines are sustainably farmed with organic treatments. Producing rose wines from all four varietals, Chateau Pigoudet possesses the idea climate, complete with diurnal shifts, that allows the fruit to gradually ripen, yielding refreshing and aromatic wines.
All fruit is harvested at night, pressed and left on the skins for seven days at 32F degrees. Each varietal is fermented separately, then blended for each cuvee.