Both vine and soil
An extraordinary site blessed with a wide variety of soils, the Mont Ventoux region was designated a Unesco Natural Biosphere Reserve because of what are truly exceptional natural riches.
Our vineyards stretch over a generous 1000 hectares, whereof 750 in AOC Ventoux and 250 Vin de Pays and table wine.
Our average AOC Ventoux yields are 45 hl/ha, with the authorised maximum 50 hl/ha. Our yields of Vin de Pays yields are 65 hl/ha, with 85hl/ha the maximum authorised, due to their poor soils.
These technical characteristics allow us to market the equivalent of 3.5 million bottles, i.e. 70% of our production. The rest is sold in bulk primarily to wine negotiants.
Our Terroir or soil :
Our vines are rooted in the sun-kissed south-west foothills of Mont Ventoux which forms a natural protection against the intrusions of the Mistral wind.
Our soils are made up of hard limestone and ancient alluvium.
As the altitude varies from 200 to 500 metres, the grapes on our vines can take their time to ripen, from September to October. That’s why all the fresh and fruity aromas of our wine are preserved intact.
The most qualitative of our soils are highlighted more particularly because of their aromatic and…. “educational” potential!
...Educational because a range was created to enable you to reappropriate the notion of TERROIR. That terroir, or soil, that gives our wines all their authenticity and personality.
The altitude offers :
Altitude 400, Altitude 450 and Altitude 500, 3 wines from parcels selected for their geological and geographical specificities.
From the same assemblage, or blend, (75% Grenache and 25% Syrah), these wines are truly the reflection of their soils.
So, this is the perfect range to learn the importance of the role played by terroir in the wine.
You’ll discover, through the richness of our terroirs, the many-faceted personalities of our wine.
To your taste buds!