Château Saint-Maur Cru Classé: behind the scenes of a great creator

Château Saint-Maur Cru Classé unveils its 2023 rosé collection on 10 Octoberème The trend is towards finesse, purity and elegance. Patrick Galliano, the "stylist of the great House", confirms the very high quality standards of this benchmark Côtes de Provence estate.

Located in Cogolin, just a stone's throw from Saint-Tropez, in the very heart of the Côtes de Provence, Château Saint-Maur has been cultivating the art of great wines and excellence since 2013. In just a few years, the estate has become one of Provence's most renowned brands. Its collection of fine wines is now found in some of the world's most renowned establishments.

The estate's precious vineyards now cover 100 hectares, spread over three parcels: Saint-Maur, Clos Saint Vincent and Clos Capelune.

In this exceptional estate, everything is beautiful and every detail has been thought through to perfection.

Roger Zannier wrote the first page in 2011. The businessman, who already owns a fabulous vineyard in the Douro, Quinta do Pessegueiro, is known for his exacting standards. He wanted to establish his wines among the very best, and entrusted the task to his son-in-law, Marc Monrose. Marc quickly put the estate back on the road to excellence, with the help of Patrick Galliano, the estate's technical director since 2016. The two of them work passionately to guide the vineyard towards its ultimate goal: to produce the finest wines in Provence.

It was the 2017 vintage that definitively established Château Saint-Maur as one of the most famous in the Côtes de Provence PDO, and its success has never waned.

Since then, vintage after vintage at Château Saint-Maur have produced magnificent wines of incomparable elegance, purity and finesse.


This prestigious AOP Côtes de Provence rosé is the emblematic cuvée of the Saint-Maur collection, the one that forged its DNA. This precious nectar is distinguished by its elegance, purity, extreme finesse and delicacy..

Excellence comes from a clay-limestone terroir rich in schist and quartz. It is the perfect blend of Grenache (40%), Syrah (25%), Cinsault (20%), Cabernet-Sauvignon (4%), Mourvèdre (3%) and Tibouren (2%).


It has a clear, brilliant colour with salmon hues. On the nose, elegant aromas of peach, pomelo and exotic fruit mingle with crisp notes of redcurrant and raspberry. The freshness is combined with a subtle bitterness, giving remarkable volume on the palate. Complex and airy, this wine reveals exquisite minerality and salinity, prolonging its long, aromatic finish. A complex, elegant rosé.

The best agreements

This superb rosé is a subtle accompaniment to Mediterranean cuisine, Thai cuisine, salmon tartare, grilled red mullet with dog sauce, courgette flowers stuffed with Broccio, sweetbreads with chanterelle sauce, a fine bouillabaisse, prime rib or lychee sorbet.


Delivered in its precious black box, Clos de Capelune is an exceptional rosé, distinguished by its complexity, finesse and intensity.

Only 6,500 bottles and 1,500 magnums of this unique Côtes de Provence PDO rosé are produced.

Born on an exceptional terroir, with vines perched at an altitude of 449 metres (the highest in the PDO), on a 14-hectare plot, Clos de Capelune is a rosé that combines perfection and elegance.

Created from a subtle blend of Syrah (60%), Rolle (25%) and Grenache (15%), this confidential rosé is dedicated to gastronomy and beautiful moments.


The colour is a brilliant, delicate lychee. The nose is powerful and sensual, with spicy notes of pink berries, citrus fruit (blood orange) and hints of wild mint. On the palate, a structured roundness gives way to a bewitching freshness. Fresh red fruit, such as wild strawberry, mingles with peppery touches, leading to a finish of infinite length. A gastronomic rosé, refined, harmonious and opulent.

The best agreements

Clos de Capelune is a gastronomic wine, reserved for delicate dishes such as langoustine ravioli with Espelette chilli, white truffle risotto, milk-fed veal chops with melting vegetables and new garlic, or for a sweet touch, a Solliès fig tart with almond milk ice cream.


This Côtes de Provence Cru Classé rosé cultivates a supple, expressive style. The Saint-M range develops wines for pleasure, ideal for aperitifs or around a shared kitchen for a moment of conviviality.

A blend of the appellation's noble grape varieties: 40 % Cinsault 20 % Grenache 15 % Syrah 10 % Cabernet Sauvignon 7 % Tibouren 6 % Mourvèdre 2 % Rolle.

Lhe tasting

A pretty, pale, bright and limpid salmon colour. The nose is expressive and fruity,
with notes of apricot, red fruit and airy citrus nuances. On the palate, it is
A generous, gourmet wine, with flavours of stone fruit such as peach. An elegant wine
and refreshing, perfect for all those moments of sharing.

 The best agreements

MEAT: Veal roulade with herbs and parmesan; Lemongrass chicken.
FISH: Salmon tartare. Spaghetti alle vongole.
LEGUME: Stuffed vegetables. Thai vegetable wok.
CHEESE & DESSERT: Fresh goat's cheese with redcurrant jelly; Strawberry tart.