Soil

GravelsOur vineyard is planted on a gravelly plateau made up of the middle alluvial terrace of the Tarn river. Situated at 200m altitude, this terrace dates from the Riss geological period, somewhere between 130 000 and 300 000 years old. Under these ancient alluviums (about 1.5 to 3 m thick) are to be found much older marls (about 32 million years old).
The land here is relatively poor and stony (although it drains well), heats very quickly in the springtime and becomes very dry during the summer. Yields are quite low, because there is such little soil. Organic viticulture allows to maintain alive and airy soils with enough rate of organic matter, so that the vine finds its food without excess.

Wines from this terroir are always very aromatic and age with elegance.

 

 

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