Vallée du Rhône, Côtes du Rhône,Châteauneuf-du-Pape,Côtes du Rhône Villages,0,Vin de France
Located near the city of Orange, the Château Beauchêne vineyard offers all the conditions...
Vallée du Rhône, Méditerranée,Saint-Joseph,Côtes du Rhône,Cornas
Owner of several hectares in the Rhône Valley, to the north in Cornas and Saint Péray and...
Domaine Ferme des Arnaud
Vallée du Rhône, Côtes du Rhône,Vacqueyras,Vin de France
The Domaine Ferme des Arnaud is a family vineyard that has been passed on for many years...
Domaine Font de Michelle
Vallée du Rhône, Côtes du Rhône,Côtes du Rhône Villages,Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Settled in this wonderful terroir since 1600, Domaine Font de Michelle is an estate...
Domaine Pierre Gaillard
Vallée du Rhône, Condrieu,Côte-Rôtie,Cornas,Côtes du Rhône,Saint-Joseph,0,Les collines Rhodaniennes
Pierre Gaillard's vines are located on steeply sloping soils that plunge...
Our farm is located in the east of the AOC Grignan les Adhémar area, in the south of the Rhône valley. Our vines are planted between 350 and 450 metres above sea level at the entrance to a valley, in a real corridor in Mistral: moreover, when the Mistral starts to blow, we often organise ourselves to go to sheltered plots, at the risk of our own...Lire plus Learn more
Our farm is located in the east of the AOC Grignan les Adhémar area, in the south of the Rhône valley. Our vines are planted between 350 and 450 metres above sea level at the entrance to a valley, in a real corridor in Mistral: moreover, when the Mistral starts to blow, we often organise ourselves to go to sheltered plots, at the risk of being unable to work! This configuration offers us very aromatic wines, but often marked by an astonishing freshness for wines from the Rhone Valley, and by notes of spices very present on our red wines (pepper). Several people have asked us if we have added pepper to our wine for the 2013 vintage! The farm is very fragmented, it is a multitude of small plots that I had to memorize when I started working with my partner, (and I did not always get where I was expected!) and each one has its own characteristics: some are quite steep, and very stony, others more flat are on clay and limestone soil.
Emmanuel (my companion) and I created our cellar in 2010. Manu was very attached to the vines that he took over following his parents, but he was not satisfied with the sale of his grapes in a cooperative cellar. He had bought a small vat, and on the advice of a winegrower friend, he produced a "wine of friends", he quickly got into the game! On my side, nothing predestined me to become a winegrower, of Norman origin, I should have rather started in cider, or calva, but here I was, I was also very fond of wine, and I met a winegrower! When in 2010, when it came to the end of the commitment with one of the two cooperative cellars, we seized the opportunity that presented itself to us: we had 4 years to vinify 3 ha of the 9 ha of vines on the farm: the rest of the production was committed until 2014 with the second cooperative cellar. These four years have allowed us to gain experience, to take the time to develop our vintages and to commit our vineyard to organic certification. The first two years were, to say the least, artisanal! Without a press or wine pump, these vintages were pressed with a ratchet press, with the force of arms! (... Manu's arms... I strongly encouraged him!) Gradually, we have equipped ourselves to take the plunge in 2015 and vinify all our grapes on the estate... the rest of the story is now to be written with you!
My first experience with wine dates back to my studies in the kitchen or a passionate teacher of oenology who aroused my curiosity and introduced me to sommellerie. A little later, in working life, I joined a weekly tasting group led by a wine waiter with the desire to know more and to let myself be guided through the sessions in the complexity of the aromas and blends of different grape varieties.
Later, I met my companion, a winegrower, who let me accompany him in his vineyards, taking the time to explain his world to me and made me discover the richness of his land. He was born surrounded by his vines, and has always seen his parents work them. Surrounded by winegrower friends, and has always been passionate about wine and he quickly got into the game of winemaking.
What fascinates Manu and I in the world of vines and wine is its richness and complexity. We are transported by the fact that we cannot know everything, and that we are constantly making new discoveries by the fact that a grape variety sometimes a few hundred meters away will reveal itself on completely different notes, that a vintage can express itself so differently from the previous one, that the opening of a bottle a few months apart always offers us a different wine. We are also transported by the multitude of sensations provided by the different tastings, which bring out the sight, smell, palate and memory. Finally, we are eager to discover every day the complexity of our terroirs (ours, those we know, and those we will discover and the new winegrowers we will meet), and to discover what the next vintages will bring!