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Domaine de Cassagnole

Who was born before that? The grape or the vine?

At the foot of the Ardèche Cévennes, the Domaine de Cassagnole is located on either side of the "Le Chassezac" river. Around the hamlet where we live are old alluvial soils with rolled pebbles, on average terrace; while on the other side of the river we observe terraces dominated by limestone cliffs. These terroirs are pre...

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At the foot of the Ardèche Cévennes, the Domaine de Cassagnole is located on either side of the "Le Chassezac" river. Around the hamlet where we live are old alluvial soils with rolled pebbles, on average terrace; while on the other side of the river we observe terraces dominated by limestone cliffs. These terroirs have good drainage qualities that allow the vines to take deep root and express an original typicity. When we plough our vines, it is not uncommon to find fossils that testify to the age of our soils that formed the seabed a few million years ago. This diversity of soils allows us to cultivate different grape varieties, 11 in total, and to offer through our wines original and specific blends for each vintage. Each grape variety is cultivated, vinified and matured separately. The assembly is carried out at the end of the ageing process. This practice makes it possible to respect the characteristics of each grape variety, which have different cycles at all stages. For example, late, early or intermediate varieties are not pruned and harvested at the same time. The vinifications will also be adapted and carried out according to the characteristics of each grape variety. Although they respond differently, all soils are mechanically tilled to limit or even eliminate chemical weed killers from our plots. We do not use insecticides or chemical fertilizers in our plots. Our treatment frequencies are low and adapted to the climate of the year. The cultivation of the vine is for us the essential work. It determines the quality potential of the harvest and therefore of the wines. We believe that most wine is made "in the vineyard".

Our story

In 2015, I have the chance to take over the family estate created by my parents in 1986. After studying agronomy and a few years of experience in other wine-growing regions, it was here that I decided to settle down. Our estate is a small family business since I work in collaboration with my father, Alex, and my brother, Simon, who develops the business. With 23 hectares of vines, we wish to keep this family spirit and share our skills and experiences with you through our wines.

Other little stories

The wine world, I fell into it as a child and I have always been passionate about it. My academic career has led me to obtain a degree in agronomy and oenology but has also allowed me to travel and meet people who have been decisive in my life choices. Whether in Champagne, Languedoc, Corsica or South Africa, I have enjoyed understanding the terroir through the experience and work of those who make it happen. After working for 3 years in a wine-growing estate in the Minervois, I wanted to come back to the Ardèche to develop my own products and work as a family.

From the vine to the glass, we try to make wines that reflect our environment and our philosophy. Don't ask us what our favourite wine is, they are like our children, we love them all for who they are and what they bring us, whether they provide us with simple and immediate pleasures around a meal on the go or whether their finesse accompanies us with more refined dishes.

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Domaine de Cassagnole
2016, Vallée du Rhône - Ardèche
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2017, Vallée du Rhône - Ardèche
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Domaine de Cassagnole
2018, Vallée du Rhône - Ardèche
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2017, Vallée du Rhône - Ardèche
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2017, Vallée du Rhône - Ardèche
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2016, Vallée du Rhône - Ardèche
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2017, Vallée du Rhône - Ardèche
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