Estate Description

In the village of Camaret-sur-Aygues, Vaucluse, between Orange and Vaison-La-Romaine, the domaine is located right in the middle of the Southern Côtes-du-Rhône region which benefits from a dry climate because of the very frequent gasts of “Mistral”, the well-known strong wind of the Rhône Valley.

This area is particularly is the right place to grow vines , the evidence is that the surrounding villages are called Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas or Vacqueyras. They lend credibility to the Côtes-du-Rhône appellation.

The vineyard is located on a plateau at 70 metres above the sea level. Its covers an area of 30 ha and it mainly extends over the “Plan de Dieu” terroir, where evidences of the cultivation of vines was found on documents dated 1326.

It is a red chalky-clayey soil, very typical of the Rhône valley. The upper layer is made of a high proportion of pebbles (about 50 cm) in a sandy red clay which is itself based on a very filtering gravel. The presence of clay partly explains the resistance of vines against the high level of aridity of the area (summer of droughts).

Besides, the high proportion of pebbles also contributes to prevent the soil from excessive evaporation and to warm up the stocks during the night, thanks to the warmth accumulated during the day. So, this enables a perfect maturity of grapes.