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A  working  vinyard  over several  generations,  Henri, and  subsequently,  his daughter,  Agnès, are passionate  vintners.  In  this  place nothing  seems  really  ordinary, and  the  visitor  who is  open-minded  will  feel  that  here ,  there  is  genuine  farming  and  a  cultural  experience  to  be discovered.

Henri’s   great- grandfather,  Mr. Vincent  Negrel,  a  wine  and  oil  merchant  at  La  Cadière  d’Azur, buys  part of the estate. His daughter, Agnès, marries  Mr. Eugène  Pignatel. Towards  the 1930s they create  the  brand  name : Château de la Noblesse, believing  in  the  Bandol  vintage. Their  daughter, Marie-Jeanne,  along  with  her husband, replant  with  appropriate  varieties  of  vines.

In 1961 the Château de la Noblesse  accounts  for  10% of  the Bandol  vintage.

After  agricultural  college,  Henri  goes  into  partnership  with  his  mother,  then  buys   uncultivated lands  adjacent  to  the  estate  and  sets  about  improving   them.  He  levels  and  plants  them ,  to increase  the production of  vintage  Bandol.

In  1990,  Agnès, after  oenological  studies, goes  into  partnership  with  her  father,  Henri.  They  build  a new  wine – making  plant  for vinification and storage  of  bottled  wine.  Since  its  creation, the  estate  has  remained  in  the  family  and  is  of  workable  dimensions.


Introduction  to  the  estate