various grape varieties, as well as our terroir, contribute to the
unique taste of wines from Côtes du Rhône. The
blend the local grape varieties offers us a huge range of possible
combinations to create our wines.
Saint-Pierre, the main red grape variety grown is Grenache.
alcoholic fullness, colour and roundness. It produces supple fat wines
with red and black fruits, pepper, fig and tobacco aromas. It thrives
arid climates and its rigidity allows it to face the wind that blows a
lot in our region. In an earlier time, strongly alcoholic wines were
appreciated. Those wines sometimes reached 17° of alcohol.
Grenache is often blend with Syrah, Mourvèdre and
Carignan; varietals which tone down its temperament.
which is fond
of poor soils and hot weather is easy to make
into wine: it's the necessity of an artist-vintner. It benefits from
ideal growing conditions on our privileged and suitable estates and
produces first class wine with licorice, musk, truffle, black currant
spice aromas. The abundance of sunlight makes its alcoholic
concentration rise which permits us to produce powerful wines with
intense bouquet which can well mature for a long time in the cellar.
As for the Mourvèdre,
it has much success with vintners who prefer originality and
genuineness. Thanks to the hot weather of our region, this grape
variety with its strong character, while often underestimated, offers
long-lived traditional wines with violet flower, olive or burnt jam
The last one is the Carignan
variety which brings red and black fruits notes
(blackberries, plums, cherries, raspberries) as well as leather and
our white grape varieties, there is White
Grenache which has the same growth specificities as the
red and permits us to produce wines which are long on the palate.
and Marsanne varieties,
in the same proportion, bring sophistication and strength, and produce
dry light elegant wines able to mature for a long time. Their
floral aromas are particularly intense.
At last, the Clairette
variety offers us its typical peachtree flowers, grapefruit, dried
fruits, lime blossom and jennet aromas.