Red grape varieties
Grenache is the king of the Domaine. It grows on the south-facing “hot” plots. Our Grenache grapes impart body, elegance and finesse to our wines.
We have several plots of Syrah near the woods, in cool terroirs with chalky-clay soils. The Syrah grapes provide good acidity and freshness, which are essential in the blend of our fine cuvées, and are wonderful companions for Grenache.
In summer, our Mourvèdre vines, planted mid-slope and fringed by century-old oak trees, are sheltered from the sun until mid-afternoon.
The Cinsault grapes thrive in the tree-dotted valley. Yields are controlled, and they offer attractive fruity flavours.
Lastly, we have a small patch of Carignan planted on a slope that curves from east to west. This very small output is subtly expressive and lends surprising freshness.
The white varieties
The white varieties are grown higher up, preferably on north and east facing plots hemmed by woodland (for shade): these are cooler and receive less sunshine.
Viognier and Marsanne are the estate’s historical varieties, being suited to our climate. They are supported by the delicacy of Grenache Blanc and Roussanne.
Clairette and Bourboulenc, the estate’s newcomers (2013), flourish on this high ground and reveal great aromatic complexity, with floral and fresh fruit notes.