The Château La Gordonne is now one of the flagships of Vranken Estates. It is a unique property in Provence, covering a contiguous area with some 330 hectares of vineyard planted on an exceptional, seaward-facing amphitheatre of shale which enjoys a special microclimate.
Its winters are not harsh and the summers are hot and dry, sometimes scorching, which means that the vines can soak up all the ardour of the Provençal sun, with 3000 hours of sunshine a year. The Mistral, a dry, violent wind, plays a major role as it sweeps across the plantations, protecting the vines from damp-related diseases. The vines are grown on a limestone and clay plain and on the shale slopes. The soil has little humus and is permeable, shallow, stony and well-drained, bringing together the ideal conditions for the vines to flourish.