“A fragrance that blows cool and warm, dry and sweet. A landscape in Provence, dry earth, fragrant purple fields, the wind of the mistral… draped in a luxurious coat of mouthwatering licorice.” Jean-Claude Ellena, creator of “Brin de Réglisse”
The dreamy fragrance of Hermes “Brin de Réglisse” is a distinctive spicy lavender that once you smell it, the scent becomes burnished in your memory, and much the same phenomena hits you after a séjour at the magical provençal Le Clos Saint Saourde.
Réglisse means licorice, and the adjective is often attached to descriptions of spicy Rhone wines.
The divinely-appointed rooms are spacious, with couches and tables. All suites and rooms have queen size beds, WiFi, and include continental breakfast. The two suites and one of the rooms have both bath and shower. The décor of the bathrooms is immaculate: stones, Italian showers and wrought iron lamps.
Le Clos Saint Saourde offers a fully-furnished tree house on stilts, and a two-floor gite / cottage that can accommodate up to ten with four sleeping rooms and a private pool. (See website below for details).
For wine buffs, it is a short hop to Vacqueryas, Gigondas and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. For stocking your room with rosé and Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise, try the Balma Venetia wine cooperative in Beaumes-de-Venise, a few kms from Le Clos.
Within Le Clos Saint Saourde there is so much to explore and experience in the Vaucluse, yet the comfort and luxury of Le Clos is so reassuring and felicitous that your impulse is to hang at the pool with a verre of Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise.
Produced from the Muscat grape, this wine of velvety texture and of moderate sweetness delivers a sunburst of flavors: peaches, cherries, apricot and honeysuckle.
Gaze fondly at the scenery, and let your mind wander. La vie oisive…Ça va sans dire.
Le Clos Saint Saourde, 1769, route de St Véran, 84190 Beaumes-de-Venise, Tel 04 90 37 35 20, Contact: Géraldine and Jérôme Thuillier
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Directions: Leave Beaumes-de-Venice on D21 east toward Caromb, outside the town, take D222 Route de Saint Véran to Le Clos.