The establishment's history
The origins of Château Mentone ’s vineyards created by the Perrot de Gasquet family date back to the 1840s.
Late 2003, Marie-Pierre Caille took over Château Mentone , one of the oldest estates of the Côtes de Provence appellation. She immediately set about restoring the vines and modernizing winemaking production to implement standards of excellence, while maintaining as many of the historical plots as possible. Today, the average age of Mentone’s vines is 30 years old: some Clairette vines are over 50 years old while some Carignan vines are over 80 years old.
In our desire to restore soil quality and biodiversity after years of conventional wine growing (one of the highest users of pesticides in France), between 2008 and 2012, Marie-Pierre Caille converted the estate to biodynamic production.
Today, production is limited to average yields of 35hl/ha, which enables the grapes to mature fully to create the perfect expression of this healthy natural historical terroir.