Domaine de la Courtade was founded by Henri Vidal in 1983 on the mythological and fertile land of the island of Porquerolles, in the heart of the plain of Courtade. The 35 hectares of vineyards bordered by the Mediterranean Sea received organic agriculture certification in 1997. Edouard Carmignac took over the Domaine thirty-one years later, intent on conveying his love for nature and beauty through wine.
Bordered on either side by the Mediterranean Sea, Domaine de la Courtade covers a surface of 35 hectares spread over the hillsides and the plain. Created in 1983, the vineyard currently produces more than 100,000 bottles of Cotes de Provence in three colours, white, red and rose.
The name Alycastre was named after the fabled dragon Alycastre who, when eventually slain by a pilgrim, asked for the place where he died to be named after him with his dying breath. The winery has been organic since 1997 and the wine is made by the traditional “saignée “ method with grapes from 15-year-old vines.
A blend of ⅓ Mourvèdre, ⅓ Grenache, ⅓ Tibouren makes this wine the perfect summer wine with plenty of Provençal sunny fruit with an unexpected depth due to the Mourvèdre and Tibouren.