Château Routas is a spectacularly picturesque estate in the heart of Provence, lodged midway between the French Riviera and the foothills of the Alps. Overlooking miles of wooded hillsides and rivers, it is surrounded by tiny medieval villages hugging steep cliffs.
The soil can vary dramatically, resulting in small, randomly-shaped vineyards, some as red as crushed brick, others home to crumbling grey limestone mixed with bright red stones that bleach in the hot summer sun. At 1,300 feet above sea level, the elevation is among the appellations highest, providing cool nights that slow the ripening of the grapes and contribute to the complexity of the wines.
Farmed sustainably, the estate has 135 of its 642 acres under vine. Routas has always had a strong reputation for its Provence rosé, now complemented by a range of excellent red and white wines.
Viognier, Chardonnay, Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon,