The Côtes du Rhône appellation is one of the oldest in France. More than two thousand years ago, Vienna was a prestigious metropolis and first planted vineyards there.
The idea which differentiates Northern from Southern Vineyards dates back to the XIIth century. The reputation of wines largely overstepping regional limits, a royal edict in 1729 re-specified the demarcation and instituted marking of casks with the letters “C.D.R.” The Côtes du Rhône wines finally attained official recognition from the INAO in 1937 thanks to Baron Le Roy de Boiseaumarié.
Blending of Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Bourboulenc
Mainly clay and calcareous soils
Grapes are harvested at maturity
Grapes are immediately pressed when they arrive at the winery. Settling is carried out by cold-stabilizing after 24 hours.
The temperatures of fermentation are contained between 16 and 20°C.
The wine is aged in vats without malolactic fermentation. Bottling is performed at the end of winter.
Colour: pale yellow and limpid
Nose: green apple, hawthorn and white blossoms, citrus aromas and exotic fruits
Palate: fresh and well-balanced lot of fatness and length.