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Château Cavalier

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Inland Provence

There is no arguing about tastes and colours: at Château Cavalier they are indivisible. Located in the magnificent Côtes de Provence appellation, the château bathes in the contrasting light and shade that inspire rosés as vivacious as they are elegant.

Welcome to a flamboyant vineyard,
in the heart of inland Provence.

100% rosé

The property is exclusively dedicated to making rosé wine. Far from a passing fad, Château Cavalier prefers perfection to fragmentation.

Grand Cavalier Château Cavalier Cuvée Marafiance Château Cavalier Terre de Provence 360 de Cavalier

132 contiguous
hectares

Château Cavalier glows in the foothills of the Massif des Maures, in Vidauban, in the Var. A vineyard of 132 contiguous hectares, naturally bordered by surrounding woodland.

Vignoble

Natural

At Château Cavalier, wines are fermented using natural yeasts. An abundant terroir, for a richly aromatic wine.

Soil and water

Cavalier is the name of the stream that flows through the property. Draining the soils of different plots, it contributes to the natural irrigation of the vines.

Freshness

At Château Cavalier, grapes ripen slowly on cool summer nights. The fog that rises from the vineyard every morning bears witness to this phenomenon.

Grappe
Vigne

360 degrees

From the top of the Sainte-Brigitte hill, visitors enjoy a panoramic view of the property, their gaze directed by a specially constructed orientation table. This vista provided the inspiration for Cavalier’s “Cuvée 360”.

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Culture

Certified Terra Vitis since 2012, Château Cavalier is committed to sustainable development. Working methods are designed to respect humankind and the environment, to better manage the vines and to preserve life.

Terra Vitis

Inland Provence

Far from the commotion of coastline, inland Provence is a calm, authentic haven. Its sense of serenity contrasts with the intense red of the soil. In this peaceful environment, Château Cavalier takes the time to grow the finest grapes.

Character

Behind a limpid, pale hue, Chateau Cavalier’s wines display a strong character. Gourmet rosés combine finesse and aromatic richness, for expressing a full-bodied provençal personality.

Mains tenant de la terre
Cuve

Temperature

At Château Cavalier, the summers are hot and dry. As such, the cellars have been entirely redesigned to master the art of temperature control, a major characteristic of the terroir and a sine qua non for making high quality wines.

Ambition

Considerable effort and investment have been directed towards vineyard management and vinification. As the growing number of awards would attest, Château Cavalier fully merits its place alongside the finest wines the Provence region has to offer.

Colour

Proudly provençal, Château Cavalier’s wines display a single colour, an ode to the flamboyant hues of their terroir...

Night-time harvest

The grapes are harvested at night, with the vines safely veiled under a delicate layer of mist, conserving their freshness, like a sweet dream barely recalled.

The people of Cavalier

Philippe Castel
Philippe Castel

A true visionary, he works daily with the technical team to provide strategic direction. The vast experience he has acquired working on the different family properties is of great use at Château Cavalier.

Olivier Dauga
Clément Brun

Part of the fifth generation of dedicated Provençal winegrowers, and benefitting from international experience, he provides a dual expertise in oenology and engineering in his role as Technical Director at Château Cavalier.

Olivier Dauga
Olivier Dauga

As the property’s oenological consultant since 2012, he takes great pleasure in making gourmet wines that are a pure expression of the Provence terroir. A vibrant character, very much in the image of Château Cavalier.

A Flam boyantdiner

Combining textures, balancing flavours: the fine dining experience is all about finesse. This table was dressed in pink. A duck tartare with seaweed and sesame joins Château Cavalier to play an elegant, energetic symphony. A truly flamboyant approach to dining.

Château Cavalier – Grand Cavalier 2015
with duck tartare, seaweed and sesame

Château Cavalier – Cuvée Marafiance 2016
with an exotic Pavlova, minted cream

Château Cavalier – Terre de Provence 2016
with scallops lightly seared in acidulated butter

Château Cavalier Terre de Provence

Grand Cavalier

Syrah, Rolle, Grenache, Cabernet-Sauvignon

A blend of the great southern varietals, alongside Cabernet-Sauvignon, make for a genuine, gourmet rosé.

Colour: Raspberry pink with a glimmer of blue.

Nose:  Powerful and explosive. Fresh red berry fruit and citrus aromas. Florals develop on aeration.

Mouth: Elegant and complex. Notes of spice are added to the floral, fruit flavours. Balanced structure with plenty of finesse persists with freshness and minerality.

Guide Hachette 2018
Château Cavalier Cuvée Marafiance

Marafiance

Grenache, Syrah, Rolle, Cinsault, Sémillon, Cabernet-Sauvignon

An opulent blend, Marafiance is an expressive pairing for a wide variety of cuisines.

Colour: Pale pink with a glimmer of blue.

Nose: Complex and refined. First nose shows notes of citrus and red fruit; second nose develops floral, spicy aromas.

Mouth: Good structure and finesse. Flavours of red fruit and citrus, developing floral and mineral notes. Aromatic and complex on the finish with good tautness.

91/100 James Suckling
Gold Medal: Concours de Bruxelles 2017
Gold Medal: Concours des Vins de Provence 2017
Château Cavalier Cuvée Marafiance

Terre de Provence

Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Rolle, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Carignan

An archetypal blend makes for an authentic inland Provence rosé.

Colour: Dazzling pale salmon pink colour.

Nose: Complex and fruity. Complex nose. Aromas of citrus, tropical fruit and yellow-fleshed fruit with a light touch of spice.

Mouth: Fresh and sustained. Persistent finish with baking spices and citrus underpinned by good tension.

90/100 Decanter
Gold Medal: Vinalies Internationales 2017
Gold Medal: Concours de Bruxelles 2017
360 de Cavalier

360 de Cavalier

Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, Ugni Blanc, Clairette Blanche, Mourvêdre

A fresh and aromatic blend, ideal on its own or with barbecues.

Colour: Shimmering pale salmon pink.

Nose: Aromas of fresh citrus, tropical fruit and red berries with a hint of pear.

Mouth: Fresh, and aromatic with notes of lemon. Some complexity, with a finish redolent of citrus, red fruit and yellow-fleshed fruit.

Châteaux et Domaines Castel

Châteaux & Domaines Castel

A guarantee of excellence, Cavalier is part of Châteaux & Domaines Castel. The group is present in four French wine regions, Bordeaux, Loire, Languedoc and Provence, with 19 properties. As a family owned international group, it covers every wine profession, from the vine to the glass.

Heritage strategy

Respect for the terroir, the vintage and the grape, Cavalier is part of the Châteaux et Domaines Castel heritage strategy. A heritage to inspire, a heritage to work with, a heritage that will last.

Cultivating a range of talents

The Châteaux & Domaines Castel philosophy. Revealing the potential of the terroir, and investing in expertise, to accompany each and every property on the path to excellence.

19 properties, 3 generations

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Loire

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Languedoc

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Provence

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