For this "Instant Vignobles de la Vallée du Rhône", Laetitia Allemand takes us to the Costières de Nîmes AOC. Tucked between the garrigues to the north and the ponds of the Petite Camargue to the south, the vines of the appellation are situated on a set of small hills and plateaus.
Zoom on this ancient and exceptional vineyard!
One often assimilates this area as a link between Provence and the Camargue, since one finds there soils of rolled pebbles, typically Rhone, and a Mediterranean climate. The vineyard benefits from the maritime influence of the Camargue, which gives it a refreshing thermal breeze, and from the cleansing role of the Mistral wind.
In terms of respect for the environment and the protection of the landscape, the AOC winegrowers are rather advanced. Indeed, the appellation has 20% of its vineyards in organic!
The various influences of the vineyard thus allow the winegrowers to concoct a pretty variety of wines, mainly reds, even if the whites and rosés are also very pleasant!
Les Grappes offers many activities and tastings at the winegrowers' homes