The Dentelles de Montmirail going to the foot of Mont Ventoux
Gigondas, a colourful wine
This unique appellation nestled at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail produces some marvellous wines. The composition of the soil is like no other in the Rhone Valley.
Gigondas wines have a generous bouquet of sun-ripened fruit. The wines are rich, balanced, and very elegant. The nose shows hints of garrigue and thyme. Over time, the fruitiness gives way to musky nuances of forest floor and truffles.
Wines from this exceptional terroir have a finesse rare in the Rhone Valley, and delight people who seek them out.
Vacqueyras means "Valley of Stones" in Latin. Vacqueyras, is a cru with balance and finesse from plateau vineyards The appellation is naturally delimited by the Dentelles de Montmirail to the east and the upper plateaux of the Ouvèze River to the west.
Vacqueyras' terroir consists of a patchwork of numerous scattered and frequently small plots. Vacqueyras is one of the rare Rhone Valley appellations whose cru status applies to all three colours: red, white, and rosé.
The red wines are balanced, elegant, and complex. They usually have red and black fruit aromas, but also display typically spicy Provençal nuances and liquorice overtones on the finish.
They can be enjoyed young, to make the most of the red fruit overtones, or aged to reveal leather notes on the nose and candied fruit flavours on the palate.
Beaumes de Venise
Beaumes de Venise, a mountainside appellation with two crus
Beaumes de Venise has a rich personality thanks to its three different terroirs: Terres Blanches de Bel Air, Terres Grises des Farisiens, and Terres Ocres du Tri
These 3 terroirs with unique geological formations produce two authentic crus: Muscat de Beaumes de Venise & red Beaumes de Venise.
Red Beaumes de Venise is complex and expressive with a bouquet of red fruit compote, spice, and liquorice. Muscat de Beaumes de Venise is a Vin Doux Naturel with floral and tropical fruit aromas and a beautiful long aftertaste. It is an aromatic extravaganza.
Séguret, with roots sinking down to solid rock
The hillside village of Séguret is one of the most beautiful in France. Its fine reputation is also partly due to its wines.
There are 3 types of terroir in Séguret: the fertile terraces of the Ouvèze Valley, the clay-limestone slopes surrounding the village, and the dry, often very steep benches just behind.
The combination of wines from a diversity of micro-terroirs results in complex, balanced, and profound wines.