The Estate

This small mountain vineyard of 3 hectares (7.5 acres) is planted at high density: 7,800 vines per hectare, whereas the average density is roughly 4,500 vines. It benefits from being situated at an average altitude of 500 metres (1,640 feet) on a clay-limestone and stony soil resulting from alluvial deposits left by the Durance, with a splendid southwestern exposure. I replanted the existing terraces, originally used by my grandparents, to bring them back to life. Their orientation means that they receive an exceptional amount of sunshine. We harvest the grapes by hand (traditional picking) at the end of the summer. The resulting vintage is a red wine made combining the varieties Grenache, Syrah and Marselan, vinified together in a concrete vat, giving an aromatic, potent and harmonious PDO Ventoux wine. There are also orchards on the estate where I produce cherries, apricots, plums and dessert grapes (Black Muscat, Italia Rubi and Centennial). I have been using sustainable agricultural techniques for many years, out of respect for the environment, and am just beginning a process to have the high environmental quality of my estate certified./p>