Saint Auguste – 2020

Region: France - Provence


Two of Burgundy’s greatest names – Jacques Seysses, founder of Domaine Dujac, and Aubert de Villaine, co-owner of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti – are the partners behind this pioneering property in Provence, northeast of Marseille and due east of Aix-en-Provence. Over the years, they have transformed this stunning 113.7 acre (46 hectare) site into one of the top wine estates in Southern France.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Vineyards in the Var, northeast of Marseille, Méditerranée IGP.

  • Altitude: 1200 feet
  • Exposure: South
  • Soils: Limestone and clay
Harvest Notes
  • Varieties hand harvested and lots vinified separately
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks: 12 – 25 days for most lots, 30 – 35 days for select lots
  • Daily pumpovers for Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Short punchdowns for Syrah
  • Aged 12 months in seasoned French oak foudres
  • Lightly fined; bottled unfiltered
Winemaker's Notes

Saint Auguste is a selection of the best cuvées of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. The robe is a rich dark purple with bright ruby tones. Alluring aromas of nutmeg, ripe black cherries and clove. Full and concentrated – enjoy now and over the next fifteen years.

Wine Summary

65% Syrah, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon; alcohol: 13%; vineyards in the Var, northeast of Marseille at 1200 feet; limestone and clay soils; each plot hand harvested and vinified separately; fermented in stainless steel tanks; aged 12 months in used French oak foudres; bottled lightly fined and unfiltered; made with organic grapes certified by EcoCert France.

Technical Information
  • 65% Syrah, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Total Acidity: 3.46 g/l
  • pH: 3.59
  • Residual Sugar: 0.4 g/l
  • Dry Extract: 27.6 g/l
  • Made with organic grapes certified by EcoCert France

General Info

Country France
Region Provence
Appellation(s) Var IGP, Méditerranée IGP
Proprietors Jacques Seysses, Aubert de Villaine
Founded 1989
Winemaker Remy Laugier
Annual Production 22,000 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Sustainable/organic