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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    Blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% 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...). Best served at 6-10C. This...

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    Grape variety : 50% ugni blanc / 50% grenache blanc. Farming : Certified organic and biodynamic. Robe : bright gold. Aroma : apple and quince, white flowers and honey.Mouth : the wine is round and fruity, medium bodied, soft acidity, easy to drink, with aromas of yellow peaches, honey, and a touch of marzipan on the finish.Aging potential : Drink it...

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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 varieties : 80% Grenache, 20% Merlot. Light ruby red color, the nose is fruity with hints of figs, berries and jam. Light bodied and easy to drink, this is the perfect red wine to party! Packed in an eco-friendly vacuum sealed bag-in-box of 5 litres with a tap for convenience. It is cheaper ($21/75cl), more compact and lighter than 6 glass bottles....

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    Grapes: 80% Grenache, 20% Merlot Robe: Ruby red color Nose: delicate aromas of black fruits Palate: light bodied, round and fruity, notes of wild strawberries and flowers, 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, grilled meats and veggies, salads,...

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    Grape variety : 60% grenache / 10% syrah / 10% cinsault / 10% carignan / 10% aubun. Farming : Certified Organic (Ecocert) and Biodynamic (Demeter) Robe : deep magenta Nose: blackberry, blackcurrant Mouth : round and fruity, with a good length and complexity Aging potential : 5 years Food Pairing : proteins, beans and lentils, grilled meat, nuts and cheeses.

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    Grapes: Blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Alicante. Farming: Certified organic. Hand harvested. Tasting: Combining notes of red fruits and garrigue, its freshness envelops the palate in a whirlwind of pleasure. A juicy red wine to simply share with friends. Vineyard: 8 hectares Vine: over 50 years old Yield: 32hl/ha Soil: clay limestone & sand...

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    Complex and harmonious nose with aromas of ripe red fruits and oak flavors. Silky palate with soft tannins and juicy berries. Medium bodied, fruity and easy to drink, this is a perfect match for BBQ meat and roasted veggies. Grapes: 65% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre. Vines: 40 years Yield: 40 hl/ha Soil : Clay chalk Aged in old oak barrels for 12...

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    A rich and powerful red wine to match with red meat in sauce, BBQ, black olives and mediterranean cuisine. The wine’s oak ageing shows through its elegant and well integrated tannins which blend subtly with red fruit notes, alcohol volume and soft acidity. Best served around 18°C. Grapes varieties : 65% Grenache – 35% Syrah. Vines: 35 years old. Yields:...

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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, black 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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    Blended from Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet-Sauvignon and Cinsault grapes. Certified organic (Ecocert). Hand harvested. Aged in oak barrels for 12 months and cellared 4 years after harvest. Annual production of 7,100 bottles only. A complex red wine, with a nose of luscious fruit and berries, spice and licorice. Good structure, well balanced, multiple layers...

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