CHATEAU LES MESCLANCES

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Mesclances is Provençal for a confluence of rivers, and this 20 hectare domaine only 3 kilometers from the Mediterranean in the commune of La Crau is flanked by two streams. Helmed today by Arnaud de Villeneuve Bargemon, the estate has been in his family since before the French revolution. A producer of wines of purity and expressiveness, Mesclances does not use synthetic chemicals (and are certified organic). The geography determines AOC status, wines from the plain are IGP Méditerranée, the foot of the slope yields AOP Côtes de Provence , and the steeper incline of the hill carries the rare Appellation Côtes de Provence “La Londe”. Only 20 estates count “La Londe” in their holdings.

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