~ Cellier Saint Sidoine, Côtes de Provence ~

The vineyard :
 It is a land, which covers 900 hectares in the area of production of wines "Côtes de Provence". The geological composition of its soils has the characteristics of being stony, poor in humus and facing south. The traditional Provencal grape variety provides Grenache which intermingles with Carignan, Cinsault, Mourvèdre and Syrah to exalt in a bouquet of extreme wealth, taste and aromatic characteristics specific to each of them. 

The Cellier: Powerful and traditional technical tool
 Harvests vary from 25,000 to 30,000 hectoliters depending on the vintage, 95% of Côtes de Provence rosé, 3% red wine Côtes de Provence and 2% white wine Côtes de Provence.

 The winemaking in red is traditional by fermentation in tank temperature below 30°C which may last up to 12 days for child wines, complemented by a possible passage in barrels. The rosés are obtained by a direct pressing with or without maceration cold and fermentation at controlled temperature (15 ° C to 18 ° C).

 The quality is not improvised, it is acquired and experience is passed from generation to generation in the light of technological innovations. Cold maceration tanks, pneumatic presses, cooling units form the essential equipment for delicate and aromatic rosés. The evaporation ponds built in 1995 can treat wash water discharges to respect the environment.Rigorous follow-up work of the vineyard and a great traceability guarantees quality   products.

Three colors to discover
The wine range extends up wine IGP wines Côtes de Provence Chateaux and Domains through special vintages for bottles. The color palette of our rosés ranges from fuchsia pink, light rose wood to wild rose. Our beautiful aromas of red fruits, yellow fruits, citrus, English candy brings delicacy to our wines.

 Our white wines are typed grapefruit, lemon, exotic fruits. Red wines include spicy and red fruits aromas.

The Cellier Saint-Sidoine: Its history
The December 31st, 1922, Puget-Ville few producers took the decision to build our union, and then named it the “Pugétoise".

In 1923 the” Pugétoise” was built in order to become the most effective tool of technical and economic control of the product from the manufacture of wine marketing.

Cooperation is part of a long Mediterranean tradition of collective practices and mutual assistance, strongly present in the economic, social and festive villages but it also inherits a particularly lively old collective management experience regarding the use of forest commons.
The leitmotif of producers is the continuous improvement of quality. To boost the image of their structure, they decided in 1987 to change the name of the cooperative, without denying local roots. Thus the "CELLIER SAINT SIDOINE" is required. 

Indeed the village of Puget-Ville has a tower surrounded by vineyards dating back to the eleventh century named Sidoine (Cidonius) by a name of a man born blind, healed by Jesus, who would come to Provence to preach the faith. The relics of Saint Sidoine were found at the Basilica of Saint Maximin (83) in 2014.

              In 1997 the producers of CARNOULES (neighboring municipality) joined the Cellier Saint-Sidoine.

              Today there are more than 182 members who bring in their grapes