Château Roubine is located in Lorgues between the massifs of Esterel and Sainte-Baume, it is a property of 130 hectares including 72 vineyards. In Provençal, “Roubine” means “stream”, indeed the one who passes on the property conferring his name to the castle.
Built on an ancient Roman road, the Roubine vineyard has been known since the 14th century for having been the property of the Order of Templars. After passing through the hands of various Provence families, Château Roubine was fragmented in 1789. He returned in 1923 to Rohan Chabot, who entrusted him to the Ott family, and was finally bought by the current owner, Valérie Rousselle, in 1994. Chateau Roubine is also one of 23 wine estates to be listed among the Crus Classés des Côtes de Provence since 1955. Its coat of arms, adorned with a lion and a dragon, represents the symbols of the cities of Lorgues and Draguignan, protected by the Provencal sun.
Château Roubine has a very special situation since it stretches near a circus, a single stand between the Verdon and the Mediterranean. The vineyard has been conducted in reasoned agriculture and labeled since 2017. Roubine also grows up to 13 different varieties on a clay-calcareous terroir ideally exposed on an East-West axis. Its soils are extremely well drained thanks to the stream present on the property, which actively contributes to the good development of life throughout its life cycle and subsequently to the development of the Château Roubine wine of Provence rosé, red and white.
Château Roubine offers several ranges, among the best known Chateau Roubine La vie en rose, a rosé wine of a beautiful drinkability with notes of crisp and fresh red fruits. The Premium range is distinguished by its beautiful texture as well as its aromatic complexity. Chateau Roubine rosé, red and white Lion & Dragon is a high range undergrowth, intended for guarding and having a very beautiful depth and intensity. Finally, the Roubine Inspire range offers fine tannins and roundness in the mouth combined with spice notes.
La vie en rose is the iconic cuvée of Roubine. The nose is seductive and reveals aromas of citrus and vine leaves. The mouth touch is suave, this rosé has a beautiful finesse and a slight mineral note as well as bitterness at the end of the mouth. A nice rosé in Côtes de Provence!
Château Roubine Premium rosé is a fresh and well balanced rosé wine with elegant aromas of clementine. A greedy blend of Grenache and Syrah combined with a slightly mineral and suave finish.
Premium White wine is a Côtes de Provence with exotic and amazing aromas of pineapple, celery and rhubarb. It shows a great depth and a lot of freshness during the tasting. A nice complexity is to be emphasised with smoked notes and grilled almonds. The final is saliving, we'd take it back!
Premium red Château Roubine has a complex nose with flattering aromas of blood orange, leather and mocha. A juicy and fleshy blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. A beautiful harmony in the mouth!
Château Roubine Lion et Dragon is a Provence rosé wine with floral and fruity nose, blackcurrant, lily flower and tangerine. Fine and delicate, this rosé of gastronomy has a fresh attack and a suave texture. The finish is greedy and encourages us to reserve.
Lion et Dragon red is among the great reds of Provence, a nose of red cherry and black pepper. Aromas of garrigue as well as black olive and vanilla add more complexity to this cuvée. On the palate, it is an expressive and spicy wine, coffee and black fruits are present. A good guard potential, the tannins will skate over time.
Château Roubine Lion et Dragon White wine is deliciously lemony and aniseed. The juicy character of the pear is revealed during the tasting, as well as its light note of rifle stone. A silky texture and a very nice balance in the mouth are followed by a delicate and mentholed finish.