Presentation of the winery

 
The Domaine des Planes was bought in 1980 by Ilse Rieder-Eberbach and Christophe Rieder graduates of the Graduate School of Viticulture and Enology of Geisenheim in Germany.
The former owner, Mr Paul A Müller, had already cultivated the estate ecologically and had decided to continue in this spirit.
 
At the beginning the farm counted 15 ha in vineyards and currently we grow 30 ha in AOC Côtes de Provence and 5 ha of IGP des Maures.
Since 2005 the SCEA Planes Famille Rieder has been created and the son Stéphane, an oenology graduate, started at the Domaine and in 2007 his brother Oliver, graduated from a business school and a BTS in Viticulture and Oenology Joined their mother.
In 2016, David, the youngest brother, graduated with a BTS in viticulture and oenology, who completes the family team whose tasks are well determined.
 
The Domaine des Planes has an exceptional geographical situation on the first foothills of the Maures, in one piece on 96 ha between forests, maquis and on 100 m altitude.
The soils are mica-schist and gneiss.

 

Organic Culture 

The Domaine des Planes obtained certification in Organic Farming in the year 2009 and is certified by Qualisud FR-BIO-16.
 
 
Our vines are grown without weed killers, insecticides or synthetic chemicals.
Organic  amendments and green manures (rye and phacelia) with a row out of two are applied to feed the soil. Regular plowing allows a mechanical weeding favoring the microbial life and the rooting of the vines.
The bios treatments are based on sulfur and copper to fight cryptogamic diseases (Downy mildew and Oidium)
 
Each winter, we leave our vineyard to a shepherd who comes to graze his herd of sheep, as was done in another era.

The Cellar

The cellar was built in 1985 and renovated in 2012. It is equipped entirely with stainless steel tanks and high performance equipment (pneumatic press, thermoregulated tanks …)
The capacity of the cellar is 2500 hl in stainless steel tanks and 600 hl in oak barrels (51 hl capacity).
 
 
During vinification, each plot is vinified separately to guarantee traceability of the vine to the consumer and to adapt the best vinification technique to the must according to the plot.
From the harvest to the bottling, an irreproachable hygiene in cellar is for us one of the keys of the success ……
 
We start the harvest at the end of August for about 3 weeks and we take care to harvest the grapes in perfect maturity.
The harvest is mechanical and it starts early in the morning for maximum freshness. As fresher is the harvest, as less color the berries diffuses into the juice. The current tendency of rosés of Provence tends towards pale colors and to the brilliant robe.
Our reds are aged in oak barrels (51 hl) for 9-18 months to refine aromas and tannins.
 
Bottling is made by us. We have our own bottling line with the best technologies for preserving the quality of our wines.
 

Awards

1 Medal at the Concours General Agricole of Paris 2020

2019 Rosé Cuvée «Admirable Rose» Médaille d’Or

3 Medals at the Concours General Agricole of Paris 2019

2018 Rosé Cuvée «Flamant Rose» Médaille d’Or

2018 Blanc de Blancs Sec Médaille d’Or

2018 Rosé Cuvée «Tiboulen » Médaille d’Argent

 

4 Medals at the Concours General Agricole of Paris 2018

2017 Rosé Cuvée « Admirable » Médaille d’Or

2017 Rosé Cuvée « Tiboulen » Médaille d’Or

2017 Blanc « Muscat » Médaille d’Or

2017 Blanc Cuvée « Elégance » Médaille d’Argent

4 Medals at the Concours General Agricole of Paris 2017

2016 Rosé Cuvée « Admirable » Médaille d’Or

2016 Rosé Cuvée « Tiboulen » Médaille d’Argent

2015 Rouge Cuvée « La Triade » Médaille de Bronze

2016 Blanc « Muscat IGP » Médaille de Bronze

4 Medals at the Concours General Agricole of Paris 2016

2015 Rosé cuvée « Admirable » médaille d’or

2015 Blanc de Blancs Médaille d’or

2015 Blanc « Elegance » médaille d’or

2015 Blanc « Muscat » médaille d’or

4 Medals at the Concours General Agricole of Paris 2015

2014 Rosé cuvée « Tiboulen » médaille d’or

2014 Blanc « Muscat » Médaille d’or

2014 Rosé cuvée « Admirable » médaille d’argent

2013 Rouge cuvée « Réservée » médaille d’argent

3 Medals at the Concours General Agricole of Paris 2014

2013 cuvée Blanc de Blanc Médaille d’Or

2013 Rosé cuvée Flamant Rose Médaille d’Argent

2013 Rosé cuvée Tiboulen Médaille de Bronze

4 Medals at the Concours General Agricole of Paris 2013

2012 cuvée Blanc de Blanc Médaille d’Or

2012 cuvée Admirable Médaille d’Or

2012 cuvée Tiboulen Médaille d’Or

2012 cuvée Flamant Rose Médaille d’Argent

3 Medals at the Concours General Agricole of Paris 2012

2011 cuvée Blanc de Blanc Médaille d’Or

2011 cuvée Flamant Rosé Médaille d’ Argent

2011 cuvée Admirable Rosé Médaille d’Argent

 

3 Medals at the Concours General Agricole of Paris 2011

2010 Blanc de Blancs Médaille d’or

2010 Rosé cuvée Tiboulen Médaille d’argent

2010 Rosé cuvée Admirable Médaille d’argent

3 Medals at the Concours General Agricole of Paris 2010

2008 Cuvée Exception Rouge Médaille d’Or

2009 Blanc de Blancs Médaille d’Argent

2009 Cuvée Admirable Rosé Médaille d’Argent

 

5 Medals at the Concours General Agricole of Paris 2009

2008 Blanc de Blancs Médaille d’or

2008 Blanc cuvée Elégance Médaille d’or

2008 Blanc Muscat Médaille d’or

2008 Rosé cuvée Tiboulen Médaille d’or

2008 Rosé cuvée Admirable Médaille d’or

 

Visit Us

Map

SCEA Les Planes

Famille RIEDER

You will find us on the departmental road 7 between Saint Aygulf and Roquebrune sur Argens.
Be careful of the intersection between departmental roads 7 & 8, take the direction of the golf of Roquebrune and
Follow the signs for Domaine des Planes, Caves
PHONE : 04 98 11 49 00

EMAIL : vin @dom-planes.com

Open from Tuesday to Saturday

from 9 am to 12.30 pm

and

from 2.30 pm to 6 pm