Château Paquette / Provence Fréjus
The estate behind Provence's Frejus appellation
A small estate of 25 hectares, farmed by four generations of the Paquette family since 1952. Long active in promoting the Fréjus appellation, the Paquettes were largely responsible for getting it recognized as its own AOP in 2005. Today the estate is managed by Jérôme Paquette, who also consults to numerous other Provence producers, and his daughter Claire, a trained engineer and oenologist. The poor volcanic and sandstone soils raise wines typical of the appellation, concentrated, fresh and fruity. Viticulture is certified organic.