La Clusiere Vallee des Baux Provence by Chateau Pavie

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La Clusiere Vallee des Baux Provence by Chateau Pavie



Perched above the village of Mouriès in the heart of the Alpilles massif, in the Vallèe des Baux de Provence where the olive tree is, King Gèrard Perse and his family have acquired a property endowed with a fine orchard of 10 hectares enjoying full southern exposure, planted with some 1,600 trees aged from 20 to 150 years: La Clusière.

The name La Clusière perfectly expresses the site's geographical character, where olive trees are planted in a large canyon.

Sheltered from the mountainous divide, these olive trees exist in harmonious balance with the scrubland, benefiting from a unique terroir formed by rocky, limestone scree and a particular microclimate where a persistent mistral promotes conditions for good, healthy growth.

The oil from Baux is distinguished by its blend of four principal olive varieties: La Salonenque, with its almond aromas; L'Aglandau (or Beruguette), lightly herbaceous with a touch of artichoke; la Verdale des Bouches du Rhône, contributing fresh hay and green apple notes; and La Grossanne, the black queen of the Vallée des Baux, to develop an entire palette of round and subtle aromas.

"As with winemaking varietals, the different types of olives present radically diverse dimensions of taste. Bringing them into harmony calls for the same art of assemblage as for wine and endows oil from the Alpilles with an inimitable flavor, showing both aromatic power and elegance of great finesse. This is the expression of terroir."

Olive oil from the Vallée des Baux is the pure concentration of Provence. More than a taste, it's a symbol, a culture as ancient as that of the vine!

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