Estandon Vignerons

Founded over 40 years ago, this entity unites cooperative wineries in the Var area. Headquartered in Brignoles, it produces 10% of the wines from Provence and 20% of the volumes sold in bulk. As a result, Estandon Vignerons is the biggest producer in Provence.

Tél. 33 (0)4 94 37 21 00 – www.estandon.fr

GRAPE VARIETIES :
Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Tibouren, Rolle, Clairette…

PRESIDENT :
Joël Teisseire

MANAGING DIRECTOR :
Philippe Brel

DISTRIBUTION :
50 % GMS, 38 % secteur traditionnel, 12 % export

MAIN BRANDS :
Estandon, Saint Louis de Provence, Lumière de Provence, Terres Nobles, Gris d’Argens, Brise Marine

PRODUCTION :
20 millions bottles (eq/75 cl) 65 % in AOP (Côtes de Provence, Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence, Coteaux Varois en Provence et Bandol), the rest in IGP Méditerranée, Var et Maures.

ASSETS :
▪ It has developed traceability procedures and high standards of quality, certified by the AgriConfiance cooperative label since 2001, BRC Food, IFS (International Food Standard) and Afaq 26000 in relation to sustainable development.
▪ A range of organic wines, including those of Vignerons de Correns, the first “green” village in France (Croix de Basson and Presque Lune).

The Wines

An age-worthy rosé: over the past few years, a few pioneers in Provence have dared to propose rosés that are quite different from the fresh and young wines, generally associated with the region’s success. Age-worthy rosés are their specialty! Estandon Légende 2012 is the product of a careful selection of parcels from the terroirs of Flayosc and Sainte Victoire. Elaborated in new barrels and vats out of slightly over-ripened grapes, this wine expresses a vast array of notes associated with Grenache, Syrah and Rolle. After maturing for a period of 8 months, 5 small vats of wine are blended, in view of creating a unique well-balanced age-worthy rosé, geared to fine food pairing.