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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    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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    Golden highlights reflecting the sun, aromas of candied plum and dried apricot … enjoy this sweet fortified wine as an aperitif, with pan-seared foie gras, or with a dark chocolate cake. Best served at 6°C-8°C. Grapes : 100% Grenache Vines: 45 years old. Yields: 30 hl/ha. Soil: Clay chalk on south facing slopes. Ageing: 24 months in oak barrels. Annual...

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    Blended from Grenache, Syrah and Cabernet-Sauvignon grapes. Organic farming, hand harvested. Aged in oak barrels for 24 months and cellared 5 years after harvest. Ruby red with carmine hues A rich nose of red fruit and berries Full-bodied, long, silky with soft tannins Médaille d’Or 2014 - Concours des Vins des Vignerons Indépendants. Gault&Millau...

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    Ruby red tinged with purple color. A rich bouquet of red fruits and black cherries. A frank and warm mouth with ripe cherry and a hint of licorice and chocolate. Amazing richness, density and purity of finale. Grapes: 55% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 15% Syrah et 15% Mourvèdre. Vineyard: 16 hectares Vine: 50-90 years old Yield: 33hl/ha Soil: clay limestone (La...

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    100% Syrah Dark purple red. Intense aromas of pepper, black berry, cocoa, chicory. The palate has a good, crisp spark in it, rocks with black fruits at its core and grainy punch of tannin. The stems play a handsome role, and give it kick and weight. Beautiful wine, to drink by 2020. Organic farming, Manual harvest. 8 years old vines. Soil: Gore,...

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    Grape Variety: 100% Grenache. A beautiful dark ruby color, a nose of leather, blond tobacco, licorice. A framed and structured palate that contrasts with silky tannins, raspberry, spice, a long finish… A wine that can be drunk now or kept for at least a decade. Impressive! Vine: over 95 years old. Yield: 28hl/ha. Soil: clay limestone Organic farming. Hand...

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    Deep purple color with aromas of summer berries, violet, black pepper, leather and roasted cocoa that will reward patience and curiosity, eventually unveiling its rich complexity after 1-3 hours of opening. Certified Organic (Ecocert) Vineyards: 2.2 hectares Vine: 40-100 years old Yield: 30hl/ha Hand harvested Aged in oak barrels for 18 months Annual...

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    Powerful and spicy nose with ripe fruit, a touch of minerality and forest floor. Silky palate with rounded tannins and concentrated red fruit. A perfect match for red meat and cheese. Grapes: 60% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre Vines: 30 years Yield: 40 hl/ha Soil : Clay chalk Aged in old oak barrels for 12 months Gold Medal au Concours des Vignerons...

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    A fine & rare wine produced only in exceptional years from 98 years old vines from the single plot "la Croze" in Chateauneuf-du-pape. Brilliant garnet color. Expressive nose of spice, black berries which evolves on a nice note of caramel. Voluptuous mouth, the long final stretches on aromas of ripe cherries. Elegant tannins suggests that time will be...

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