Rhone Valley & Provence

The Rhone Valley was the result of a geological clash between the Massif Central and the Alps, creating a rift valley. The valley’s soils consists of four different types of rock: granite, sandy silica, limestone and clay. The bedrock plays an essential role in the way in which the growing vines are supplied with water, determining the varied ar...

The Rhone Valley was the result of a geological clash between the Massif Central and the Alps, creating a rift valley. The valley’s soils consists of four different types of rock: granite, sandy silica, limestone and clay. The bedrock plays an essential role in the way in which the growing vines are supplied with water, determining the varied aromas and flavours of Rhone wines.

the Rhone vineyards, some of the very oldest in the world, became famous under the Roman Empire. In the Middle Ages, it was the influence of the Church which gave fresh impetus to the wine industry when the papacy moved from Rome to Avignon and the popes, great lovers of the local wines, planted extensive vineyards around the city.

Concerned for the quality of its wines, the Rhone Valley played an active role in the establishment of French wine-industry appellations. In the 1930s, Baron Le Roy defined the terms of reference of an "Appellation d'Origine Controllee" (AOC) - limits of the growing area, grape varieties, local practices, methods of cultivation, minimum alcoholic content, harvesting period - which Chateauneuf-du-Pape got in 1933.

Forming a corridor between the Mediterranean and Northern Europe, the Rhone Valley extends over six French départements. The wines grown between Vienne and Avignon, between the Massif Central, the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea, draw their strength from the sun and caressing wind, and from the determination of the region’s many wine-growers to produce quality wines while respecting the environment… These wines, crafted and inspired by a great variety of grape varieties and terroirs, give pleasure to wine-lovers in all parts of the world. 

Southern Rhone Valley

South East of the Rhone Valley starts the Provence region of which Les Baux-de-Provence is one of the most famous villages.

Only 12 Estates are spread around the rock on which the village was built. The wines of Les Baux can be defined as much in terms of the unique, multi-faceted character of the soil as by the choices made by the men who work it.

Care for the environment is central to the work of the vignerons who, more than 50 years ago, founded the great vineyards in the Baux Valley. Nowadays, A.O.C Les Baux-de-Provence wines are unusual in that the grapes are grown using organic or biodynamic methods over 85% of their geographical area, naturally protected and dried by the mistral wind.

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    Blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Cinsault. This wine with its aromas of red fruit and citrus peel and its good level of fresh acidity makes a delicious aperitif and would also go well with meals enjoyed al fresco (salads, barbecues, cold meat platters) and everything pink (salmon, tuna, prawn, crab, bacon, pizza...). Vines: 20 yo. Soil: clay-limestone....

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    Robe : bright yellow Aroma : apple and quinceMouth : dry and fruityGrape variety : 50% ugni blanc / 50% grenache blancAging : 2 / 3 yearsFood Pairing : seafood, deli, cheese

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    Fruit driven and elegant, this wine goes well with all fishes and seafood based dishes. Its floral character makes it a lovely aperitif too. The grapes are handpicked at optimum ripeness and sorted from old vines of Grenache Blanc growing on the steep slopes of Rasteau and the Viognier and Bourboulenc from the arid terroir of Plan de Dieu. Grape...

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    Grapes: 80% Grenache, 20% Merlot Robe: Ruby red color Nose: delicate aromas of red fruits Palate: light bodied, very fruity with notes of wild berries and licorice, and hints reminding south of France maquis Soil: Clay-limestone near Plan-de-Dieu AOP Vines: 30 years old Yields: 50hl/ha Pairing: On its own, with cold cuts, BBQ, grilled meats and cheeses

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    Blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Alicante. Combining notes of red fruit, spices and scrubland, its great freshness envelops the palate in a whirlwind of pleasure. To simply share with friends. Vineyard: 8 hectares Vine: over 50 years old Yield: 32hl/ha Soil: clay limestone & sand with pebbles Certified organic Hand harvested Annual production:...

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    Blend of Grenache and Cinsault. A beautiful deep ruby red color, a nose of stewed fruits, kirsch and sweet spices with a hint of pepper. On the palate, this wine is soft, fruity, with a good amplitude. Vineyard: 3 hectares Vine: over 75 years old Yield: 25hl/ha Soil: clay limestone & sand with pebbles Certified organic Hand harvested Annual...

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    Imposing, full-bodied, sun-blessed and rich, Rasteau is naturally gifted. Its wines are models of density with aromas of cassis, ripe cherries, and licorice. Grapes: 65% Grenache,  30% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre Terroirs : Clay-limestone with round pebbles Vines : 25 years Yields : 35hl/ha Vinification : Manual Harvest. Destemmed. Fermentation 3 weeks in...

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    Certiified organic (Ecocert). Hand harvested. Annual production of 7,100 bottles. Blended from Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet-Sauvignon and Cinsault grapes. Aged in oak barrels for 18 months and sold 4 years after harvest. A rich red wine, with a nose of luscious fruit and berries. Powerful but soft tannins. Spice and liquorice. Long finish. Wine ready for...

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    Aromas of ripe fruits accompany spices and oaky notes. A complex wine with a long lasting finish which can age for a good 10 years. Perfect for meat dishes served with sauce, game and mature cheese.Grapes varieties : 50% Grenache – 50% Syrah.Vines: 55 years old.Yield: 30 hl/ha.Soil : Clay chalk scattered with pebbles.Aged in old oak barrels for 24...

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    Grapes: 75% Grenache and 25% Syrah. Vines: 35 years old. Vineyards: La Muse and La Ponche with a mix of clay, limestone and pebbles. Annual production: 8,000 Bottles. The wine has a deep ruby colour. Delicate and complex, the nose quickly unveils notes of blueberry. spice and liquorice. The palate is round, with blackberry jam, soft tannins, freshness and...

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    A wonderful nose of rich deep fruit and tobacco. Structured, ripe and generous, a delight for the palate, this is a full-bodied wine to awe.Grapes varieties : 60% Grenache, 40% Syrah.Vines : 45 years.Yield : 30 hl/ha.Soil : Clay chalk and grown on slopes.Aged in old oak barrels for 18 months.Ageing Potential 5 to 10 years.Annual production of 4,500 bottles.

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    Floral and spicy nose with aromas of red fruits and violet, on the palate, the wine is round and smooth with a good balance between power and elegance. Outstanding with red meats in sauce. Grapes: 85% Grenache and 15% Mourvedre. Vineyard: 1,3 hectares Vines: 65 years old average Yield: 35hl/ha Manual Harvest. Aged 12 months in concrete vats. Annual...

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