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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    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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    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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    Syrah, was for a long time believed to have originated in Persia, Syria, or perhaps Syracuse. However, recent DNA analyses have shown its roots to be in Savoy (Mondeuse) and the Ardèche (Dureza). A low-yielding variety, Syrah is grown exclusively on soils suited to its cultivation. It is often medium to full bodied, spicy in character with delicious hints...

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    We have selected for you some of the best Crus from the Rhone Valley, gorgeous red wines, powerful and spicy with riped fruits flavors and velvety tannins, a lot of depth and character, a long finish. They can be enjoyed now or aged for a good 10 years in proper cellar conditions.

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    A blend of Sciaccarellu and Grenache. Its pink salmon color and its nose are reminiscent of flowers and citrus that mingle with the spicy scents of the Corsican Maquis. On the palate, it combines freshness and nervousness. The Corsican grape "Sciacarellu" is derived from the adjective "sciaccarellu" which means "crunchy" for a grape variety unique to...

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