Land

Land

The vineyard makes the most of a clayey and limestone land: red clayey lays alternate with thick limestone lays which date back from the Jurassic. Going deeper, a stony lay allows the land to be perfectly drained.
This kind of land forces the vine to make an effort and get its roots deeply so that it could find the water and the nutrients it needs to spread out. This results in vigorous vines and strongly flavoured grapes.

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Climate

Climate

Above all, the vineyard appreciates the quality of the climate, warm and dry with seasonal contrasts : 3000 sunny hours a year, short pouring rains and temperature ranges higher than on the sea coast (-10°C/+40°C).

The vineyard takes advantage of a very favourable microclimate : standing at the top of the rocky plateau allows the mistral , an impetuous and salutary wind, to regularly blow in the vines and maintain the luminous sky so typical of Provence; thus, healthy and fully matured grapes are guaranteed.

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Grape varieties

Grape varieties

The 27 hectares of the Property are implanted as a whole in the area of the A.O.P (French top quality wines) “Côtes de Provence”.
The Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault wines represent 70% of the plots, to which the Carignan, Tibouren and Cabernet-Sauvignon must be added as black grape varieties, as well as the Rolle (or Vermentino) and Ugni-Blanc as white grape varieties.
The vineyards are of an average of 30 years old and are in their prime. They have been trellised and picked with the help of a machine since 1997. Nevertheless, some plots planted in 1930, bush-pruned, are still handpicked. They produce beautiful grapes and bear a bit of the property’s memory.

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Know-how

Know-how

Several generations of vine growers succeeded one another, each bringing its own contribution to perfecting the property. Year after year, they all updated the techniques and scientific practices of their own time handing over to the next generation the love for the land and the vine as well as the art of wine making.