Chateau Unang

James and Joanna King
Route de Méthamis 84570 Malemort du Comtat
Tel. +33 490 699 137
Direct sale: Monday - Saturday July-August 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00 
For the rest og the ear an appointment will be advisable Open to 17.00
Mail:
info@chateauunang.com

Web: http://www.chateau-unang.com/

 
     

Historical records indicate that "In 867, the Bishop of Venasque was given Château Unang by the King of Provence." You can read more about the history of the place until and after the French revolution at this interesting section of the domain's website.

In 2001 the domain was purshased by the Scottish couple James and Joanna King. 
They have restored de old buildings dating back to the early Middle Ages.
By the purchase some of the vineyards were not found good enough and have been uprooted and hasn't been replanted. Some hadn't got the right varieties for the terroir. Some parcels of good terroir were not planted with wines. 
By the purchase 19 ha. were planted with vines. For a period there were only 12 ha. Today (2015) wines are produced from 18 ha. The red wines are made from vineyards around the castle (altitude 300m), and the white varieties from lower situated vineyards.
The vineyards have been certified agriculture biologique since 2012.

Wines:

Ventoux 
2016: Grenache, Syrah, Cinsalt. 

Ventoux La Source
2016: Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault. Aged in barriques

Ventoux La Croix
2016: Syrah, Grenache. Aged in barriques or demi-muids for 12 months 

Ventoux La Gardy
2015: Grenache, Syrah, Roussanne. Aged in demi-muids for 12-18 months
A cellar selection of the best wines of the vintage. Less than 1000 bottles.

Ventoux Rosé
2017: Grenache, Cinsault ,Syrah. For Grenache and Cinsault a few days of 
skin contact before press. Syrah direct press.

Ventoux Blanc
2017: Clairette, Roussanne and Grenache Blanc. From the youngest vines
Fermentation before pressing

Ventoux Blanc Cuvée Adeline
2017: Clairette, Roussanne and Grenache Blanc.
Fermentation before pressing

 


James King at Great Grenache Night in Avignon March 2013
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Chateau Unang. Photo from wikipedia. Credit: Marianne Casamance

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Update 18-03-2019