Barbeyrolles was acquired in 1977 by Régine Sumeire. This 12 hectares vineyard, located at the foot of the village of Gassin, is a preserved spot of magical beauty on the Saint-Tropez peninsula. The wine comes from an organic agriculture phoughing with horses.
The grape varieties are handpicked, sorted and directly loaded into the press. Wine transfer by gravity. Certified organic wines.
Régine Sumeire was one of the first women vinifying in Provence. Since 1978 she made wine at the Château Barbeyrolles, when in 1985, she created the Rosé "Pétale de Rose", a sheer pink wine that changed since the perception and reputation of rosé. Her father Roger Sumeire let her develop one of the first vintages of white and red wine in the Tower of the Bishop which are regularly winning awards ever since. Member of the bacchanalian order since 1982, she was appointed Commander of the illustrious Order of the Knights of Medusa, and lady of the order of wine and table. Recognized by his peers of French titles in 2008, she became a member of the Academy of French wine.
“It is to the owner of Barbeyrolles Castle and The Bishop of Tour that we have to thank these pale pink sometimes almost diaphanous, and fruity wines... Instead of posing like an rosé icon she now fights for the recognition of “Rouge de Provence “Michel Bettane, Thierry Desseauve and JF Pécresse. Les Echos 19 and June 20, 2014 “Between Pomerol and Montrachet, rosé wine also has its territory of excellence...
Régine Sumeire, lady of the vine is supporting the cause of the wine in France, she makes one of the best rosés of Provence, and therefore the entire world. The vintage “Pétale de Rose” is the flagship of Château Barbeyrolles, and is indeed, one of the sharpest and most elegant expressions of this type of wine ; “Perico Legasse and 2014 in Marianne’s 13th to 19th June 2014: “Barbeyrolles Castle, the jewel of the peninsula of Saint-Tropez, this area located at Gassin and produces one of the great references of French rosé... The first great wine in this color whose concept was echoed by all the aristocracy bacchanalian Southeast.”
Its wines are found worldwide and are often included in the lists of starred and renowned restaurants.
The family cookbook “Vigneronne et Gourmande” written by Regine Sumeire in 2006, can give ideas about food and wine.