Lapped by the waves of the Mediterranean Sea and bathed by the generous sun of Southern France, Domaine de la Courtade enjoys a most remarkable situation on the island of Porquerolles.
The 35 hectares of vineyard are cherished and respected. Since 1997, they are tended to following the principles of organic agriculture.
The soil of the terroir is composed of schist and the Domaine benefits from an exceptional maritime climate that tempers temperature variations. The wines produced here are structured, well-balanced and complex.
Domaine de la Courtade is a true invitation to awaken one’s senses and proposes Côtes de Provence wines (Protected Designation of Origin) in three colours which very essence conveys the most beautiful expression of the island terroir.
In a selection of red and rosés Provence wines published in February 2017 by the ‘Revue des Vins de France’, Terrasses de la Courtade was given 15/20 for the Red 2015 with the following comment: “Notes of garrigue liven up this dense red wine that requires two years of keeping to mature”. The La Courtade rosé 2016 vintage was also selected and obtained 15/20 with the following mention: “Juicy and spicy, this rosé is essentially dominated by Mourvèdre and is proud of its Provençal character”.more news
The Domaine was founded by Henri Vidal in 1983 on the mythological and fertile land of the island of Porquerolles, in the heart of the plain of Courtade. The 35 hectares of vineyards bordered by the Mediterranean Sea received organic agriculture certification in 1997. Edouard Carmignac took over the Domaine thirty one years later, intent on conveying his love for nature and beauty through wine.
It is with this fresh impetus but with the same approach that Domaine de la Courtade wines undergo a revival. Surrounding oneself with the best talents is essential and this is something that Edouard Carmignac understands well! Keeping the man he calls ‘the memory’ of the Domaine, Michel Couturier, as the vineyard manager attests to this. Hiring Florent Audibert as the estate manager and oenologist was also a savvy choice! Florent is the son and grandson of a wine producing family and boasts extensive knowledge in this respect. Since his first vinification at the Domaine in 2016 he is fully committed to the estate. A few months ago, Hugues Carmignac - one of his children - also joined the team and the adventure and is now in charge of its commercial development.
In line with its history the vineyard is now engaged in a biodynamic approach with renewed energy.Discover the domain