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Marrenon : A winery located in the heart of the Regional Nature Park of Luberon, recognized as Natural Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, focusing on innovation and respect of the environment.

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Winegrowers between Rhône and Provence, Marrenon is a reference amongst the producers of the Luberon and Ventoux. It ensures the economic vitality of the region by developing premium wines, with a unique style and by magnifying the terroir. True to its roots, Marrenon is building an international brand by focusing on the respect of the environment and innovation.

The mythical mountains, Luberon to the south (1,125 m) and Ventoux to the North (1,912 m), forge the character of these appellations: maximum exposure to the sun, tempered by the altitude and the thermal amplitude thanks to the proximity of the Southern Alps, gentle slopes and limestone hillsides, rolling hills exposed to the benefits of the Mistral win. All these factors favor the outstanding expression of this mosaic of terroirs Marrenon benefits from.

The richness and the diversity of the soils, limestone screes, round pebbles, safres, are the ideal cradle for Syrah and Grenache, the two main grapes, and the white Vermentino, the pride of the House.

Marrenon is located in the heart of the Regional Nature Park of Luberon, a biosphere reserve recognized by UNESCO, Marrenon is first and foremost a combined story of men and terroir. Ardent defenders of their region and its sublime landscapes, shaped by vineyards, olive trees, cherry trees and lavender fields, in love with their Provençal villages, the Winegrowers of Marrenon are the guardians of an authentic land.

In a deep respect of the heritage and the environment, the winegrowers of Marrenon are involved in a demanding qualitative approach, certified by several quality labels. A process visible, both in the vineyards, where the winegrowers are permanently supported by a rigorous plot by plot approach, and during the vinification, orchestrated with the precision of a watchmaker by Philippe Tolleret.

The terroir, always the terroir!!!! It is the keystone of the Marrenon style: elegance and finesse.

Delicate, round, fresh and fruity, noble, elegant, powerful or “de garde” (to be kept and matured), Marrenon wines offer a wide range perfectly adapted to many different drinking moments.

The Marrenon brand is a range reserved for the traditional distribution channel (wine shops, restaurants). It loudly and clearly claims the moto “Pleasure by Nature”: with exceptional bottles such as the Petula rosé, the Orca and Capella (Ventoux) cuvees, the Grand Marrenon (Luberon, white and red), the Doria and Sepia, or the iconic Gardarem. Not to mention the Organic range, Amountanage and for the “bubbles”, the Cuvée M rosé.

This 2019, Marrenon has joined Singapore Newspaper Wines, Spirits and Beers Competition and won three gold medal and two silver medals.  Here are the list of wines:

Les Grains Chardonnay 2018 IGP mediterranée

Awarded Gold by Singapore Newspaper

Soil : chalky marl, silty and sandy soils situated at more than 300m high.

Grapes : 100% Chardonnay

Harvest and Vinification : Night harvest during the first 15 days of September. Skin maceration from 6 to 12 hours. Alcoholic fermentation at low temperature.

Tasting notes : Beautiful pale and shiny yellow robe. This Chardonnay offers a very aromatic nose with exotic fruits (pineapple) and citrus fruits (lemon pie). Fat and fresh, this well- balanced wine has a good length in mouth.

Sommelier advices : To be served very fresh (9°C). It can be appreciated as an aperitif, with light plates such as starters, fine fishes and soft cheeses. To drink within the year.

Private Gallery red 2017 IGP mediterranée Syrah Grenache

Awarded Gold by Singapore Newspaper

Soil : Selected terroir located on the scree slopes of the Luberon mountain.

Grapes : 80 % Syrah, 20 % Grenache noir.

Harvest and Vinification : Grapes harvested end of September. Cold temperature soaking of the grapes prior to fermentation for 4 days, followed by an alcoholic fermentation at a controlled temperature (20°C-22 °C) to get the maximum extraction of the fruit aromas.

Tasting Notes : Deep ruby color. The nose is intense, with a dominant blackcurrant. In mouth, Grenache brings richness and balance. The final is long and fruity with silky tannins.

Sommelier Advices : Best served a little fresh, between 14 and 16°C. To drink within 4 years. A great match for your favourite meats, game, cheeses and especially lamb brochettes with fried eggplants.

Petula Rosé AOC Luberon 2018 Syrah Grenache

Awarded Gold by Singapore Newspaper

Soil : Clayey, chalky, silty and sandy plots.

Grapes : 60 % Grenache noir, 40 % Syrah

Harvest and Vinification : Harvest from September to early October. Night harvest. Soft extraction by bleeding or pneumatic pressing. Selection of the first juices. Vinification at low and controlled temperature (14°C-16°C).

Tasting Notes : With its deep salmon-pink color, PETULA offers a nose of little red berries, with a
touch of strawberries (Maras des Bois) and raspberries backed by soft spices. A sincere and expressive nose on the fruit and slightly crispy. The juicy and lively mouth makes this wine a rosé of character. It is characterized by its roundness and astonishing redcurrant and mango notes. This wine, combining power and freshness, is a rosé to be enjoyed with any meal.

Les Grains Merlot Red 2017 IGP mediterranée

Awarded Silver by Singapore Newspaper

Soil : Selected plots located on stony silty and sandy slopes situated at more than 300m high.

Grapes : 100% Merlot.

Harvest and Vinification : Grapes harvested between mid-September and late September. Full maturity picking. Long maceration, soft extraction between 22°C – 25°C. Free-run juice selected.

Tasting Notes : Intense purple robe. Very expressive fruity nose (blackberries) with soft spices. The mouth is soft and full with red fruits aromas coming back in a global harmony.

Sommelier Advices : Best served between 16°C and 18°C. Will be a great companion for aperitif, exotic or Italian food. To be drink within two years.

Private Gallery white 2018 IGP mediterranée Chardonnay Viognier

Awarded Silver by Singapore Newspaper

Soil : Plots situated on clay and chalky soils..

Grapes : 100% Viognier.

Harvest and Vinification : Night harvest on selected plots. Vinification at low temperature in stain-less steel vat.

Tasting Notes : The Viognier displays a shiny golden colour. The nose is typical from Viognier aromas: generous and fresh with subtle notes of apricot compiled with savory peach aromas. In mouth, this wine is well – balanced with freshness emphasized by a good acidity.

Sommelier Advices : To be served between 8°C and 9°C. Enjoy this wine as an aperitif or with Mediterranean cuisine.

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