Appellations & IGP
Previously known as Vin de Pays de Gard, the IGP guarantees the origin of our wines. This appellation represents about 50% of our production. The vines are planted on land made up of alluvium, laid down by the Rhone over the centuries. Both the local and international grapes varietals are allowed to make IGP wines.
It’s why we’re able to offer a complete range of cuvées such as a 100% Chardonnay, 100% Viognier, or a red Merlot-Cabernet-Sauvignon blend.
“L’Effet Mer” is the flagship product of our winery: it’s a rose de Provence styled wine.
The classification AOP Côtes du Rhône extends over 171 villages between Vienne and Avignon. The vines grow on stony, round stone limestone soil. The maximum yield allowed is 51 hl per hectare. 22 different grapes may be used to make this wine; the most common are black or white Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Clairette or Viognier.
AOP Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Laudun
Vines have been planted on the Laudun plateau in the roman times. However, the classification of AOP Côtes du Rhone Villages Laudun was created in 1947, following a detailed soil analysis in Laudun, St Vicor la Coste and Tresques. The maximum yield in this appellation is 41 hl per hectare. Laudun red wines must be blends made of at least 50 % Grenache.
Tavel is considered as the “King of rosé” wine since it was King Philippe le Bel’s the favorite drink! It’s a Cru since 1937. The appellation is exclusively used for rosé wines. The maximum yield is 43hl per hectare. The Grenache, Cinsault, Clairette or Picpoul vines are growing on sandy, and encrusted pebbles. This rosé is very specific thanks to it’s deep ruby pink color.
Lirac is a “cru” of the Cotes du Rhone since 1947. The vines grow on loessic, sandy soil and red terraces of round stones only in Lirac, Roquemaure, St-Laurent-des-Arbres and St-Geniès-de-Comolas. Grenache represents 40% of the vines and is considered the king. Lirac is one of the rare appellation to offer wines of three colors: red, white and rosé. The blend of wines for different terroirs is what defines the Lirac style: strong, structured, and aromatic, but always fresh and elegant. Definitely a gem that deserves to be unearthed!
The vines all receive from an exceptional exposure to the sun which allows the grapes optimum maturity. A fundamental element of our climate here is the “Mistral”. This cold, dry northerly wind, keeps diseases away and cools the temperatures in summer.