Provence CHATEAU ASPRAS

Winegrower's portrait

CHATEAU ASPRAS - BIOtiful wines

At the entrance of the Gorges Bagorèse, on the right bank of the Argens, a river with enchanting turquoise blue reflections, overhung by beautiful steep cliffs, is Correns, a village in the Provence countryside, far away from major roads. A few miles away is located the Château Aspras that tells a beautiful story about the meeting between a family and a terroir : 50 years ago, Gottfried and Lisa Latz left the Belgian Congo, landed in the south of France and settled in Correns in Provence where they discovered their passion for wine. The family shortly bought some parcels of vines and during many years sold the grapes to the negoce. In 1971, when Michael Latz, agricultural engineer by training, joined his widowed mom tohelp, the first bottles were marketed and Château Aspras was born. Today, Michael is helped by his 3 sons Raphael, Alexandre and Sébastien : "les 3 frères". Robert Nourrisson, vineyard manager, left the neighbor Miraval to work the terroir of Aspras and move to the biodynamy.


Aspras honors this exceptional terroir with secular fame, whose Benedictine monks of Montmajour had already acknowledged the unique wine growing potential in the 13th century. The limestone hills that surround the area gave it its name "asper" - (aspera, rockery in Latin).
Today, 95% of this land is farmed organically farming, an initiative of Mayor Michael Latz , who gathered citizens of Correns in early 1995. Today, the village of Correns is the 1st ORGANIC village of France, stands out for its militant commitment to preserve biodiversity and offer a quality of life to its inhabitants by favoring the collective spirit of solidarity with local actors.

The Château Aspras takes the Latz family's motto : "Know thyself" (te ipsum nosce). The work of their soil and in their cellar is guided by the determination to product organic wines with a true reflection of ithe estate's exceptionnal terroir.


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Domain's presentation

Family estate since 3 generations

Location : in Provence at Correns, first ORGANIC village of France

Founding member of ORGANIC CITIES EUROPE NETWORKwith pioneers likeVienna (Austria), Nuremberg (Germany), Vaxjo (Sweden) and Paris.

Area : 32 hectars

Use of vineyard: organic farming since 1996 (Ecocert) with biodynamic practices, the compost is made from their own cattle and sheep manure, some plots are worked on horseback and some sheeps weed naturally the vines
the harvest is manual at 60%

Grapes : BLUSH Grenache, cinsault, rolle / RED syrah, grenache, cabernet sauvignon, merlot / WHITE rolle, vieux ugni blanc (+30 years old)

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CHATEAU ASPRAS - BIOtiful wines

Press review and awards

91/100 WINE ADVOCATE (Robert Parker) : Rosé 3 Frères 2020
91/100 DECANTER : Tomarès rosé 2020

Selected among the 50 best wines at Vinexpo Paris 2020 by a jury composed of some of the Best Sommeliers of the World
Terre de Vins, la Revue des vins de France, Le Parisien, Var-Matin...
Wines served at Carlton (Cannes) and Palm Beach (Monte-Carlo)

Gold medals at Concours Générale Agricole de Paris, Concours des Grands Vins de Mâcon, Concours Mondial du Rosé, Concours des Vins de Provence de St Tropez, Concours Challenge Millésime Bio