370, Chemin de Crémat, 06200 Nice
Tél/Fax. +33 (0)4 93 37 82 52 email email@example.com
Jean Spizo – retired professor, puts on plays in Italian and dialect at both his vineyard and Chateau de Crémat. His family is originally from the Veneto, near Udine and ‘fogolar’ is a dialect word meaning hearth or centre of the family home – so when he built his family home in 1974 on the slopes of the Collet Bovis, he named it Domaine Fogolar. He also started to plant vines – finding as he did so, the old roots of a forgotten vineyard and interspersed with old neglected olive trees. His vineyards lie high on the slopes looking south-west over the Var Valley and sea.
The first commercial wine was made in 1991. 50% production is red, 20% rosé and 30% white- but there is a growing demand for rosé so he is making more.
Sells wine to Carrefour and also through The Wine Sampler in South Kensington and Islington in London.
2013 was such a poor vintage that his wine is down around 40% and he will only make a white aged in barrique in 2013.