Vignobles Assémat

Emmanuelle Sals and Jean-François Assémat
RN 580 30150 Roquemaure
Tel. +33 466 826 552
Direct sale: Monday - Friday 8.30-18.00


90 ha. is the total area of  3 domains which constitutes "Les Vignobles Assémat". The 3 domains are Les Garrigues 6 ha., Domaine Castel Oualou 52 ha. both situated in Roquemaure, and Domaine de Causses & Saint Eynes 32 ha. situated in St Laurent des Arbres.

The beginning dates back to the 1961, when Jean-Claude Assémat's mother Marie Pons-Mure purshased Castel Oualou after returning to France from Northern Africa. Since then the 2 other domains have been acquired by her son-in-law Jean-Claude Assémat. Today the domains are run by the third generation Jean-François Assémat who took over after the death of Jean-Claude in 1988 and he is then the third generation at the estate. Jean-François is educated as an oenolog.

The buildings of the estate are closely connected to another well known estate Chateau Saint Roch. Some time in the past the two domains have been one.

About 50% of the production is sold to negociant.

Wines: (Not updated)

Lirac Reserve Syrah
50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre.

Lirac Fût du Chêne
50% Syrah, 40% Grenache og 10% Mourvedre.
Lagret i barriques i 18 mdr.

Lirac Rosé
50% Grenache, 47% Cinsault og 3% Syrah.

Lirac Blanc
50% Grenache Blanc, 20% Clairette, 20% Picpoul, 5% Bourboulenc, 5% Viognier 

Cotes du Rhone
50% Grenache, 30%  Cinsault, 20% Syrah.

Emmanuelle Sals and Jean-François Assémat


The left part (lighter coulor) is Chateau Saint Roch

The story about the brand Castel Oualou:

"Jean-François' grandmother planted selected 
vines - Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Mourvèdre - those vines peculiarly suited to the region. Then came the first harvest, the first bottling ... 
and the first label with its fairytable castle. However, as legislation does not allow anything to appear on the label which does not actually exist, 
it was decided to croos out the picture of the castle.  This is how the name CASTLE OUALOU came into beeing, with its logo - a castle crossed out."

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Updated 21-03-2021