The Domaine de la Sauveuse is located in Pugetville, France, in the area known as the golden triangle of Côtes de Provence. The estate is bathed in sunlight, and the nearby Mediterranean Sea creates a favorable climate for grapes. A southwest wind blows during the hottest periods of summer, cooling the vineyard and preventing the vines from being scorched. In winter, sea winds from the southeast bring temperate air that prevents frost.
The 220-acre vineyard produces excellent grapes, including Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, and Cabernet Sauvignon for the red and rosé wines, and Ugni Blanc and Vermentino for the whites. The estate uses organic wine-growing methods and favors small yields (35-39 hectoliters per hectare) in order to produce top-level Provence wines and to establish its brand nationally and internationally.
Origins and History "La Sauveuse" (the savior) is the name of the spring that flows from the lower Alps and nourishes the estate. The threat of drought has always cursed the land of Provence, yet the Sauveuse has never been known to dry out. In a region where water is dear, this spring has often saved the estate.
A Latin inscription uncovered by archeologists confirms that the estate participated in the early establishment of viniculture in Provence. Later, the Roman road on the edge of the estate linked Rome to Spain. In the 17th century, the Sun King, Louis XIV, enlarged and restored the road while on a pilgrimage to the town of Cotignac to honor the Blessed Virgin. The name Sauveuse also appears on several documents from this period.
220 acres of chalky deposits on top of clay and sandstone from the Permian era