A UNIQUE TERROIR IN ROUSSILLON…
A privileged location : the altitude
Overlooking the Roussillon amphitheatre and the Mediterranean Sea, our vineyards are nestled among the mountains of a natural arena favouring remarkable exposure to sunshine, both protected against hot winds from the south by the natural barrier of Mount Canigou and a safe distance away from excessive maritime influences.
An exclusively mineral terroir
It is a part of Conflent, composed largely of granite and granite arenas , and at the end of the synclinal plateau of Fenouillèdes, overlooking the Roussillon plain and the Mediterranean Sea, at an altitude of more than 500 meters, making facing Mount Canigou, the wise guardian of the local vineyards, in the center of a natural cirque conducive to remarkable sunshine, and protected from excessive maritime conditions.
The benefits of high altitude...
Due to the very elevated thermal amplitude between day and night, reaching up to nearly twenty degrees in summer, the sugar concentration develops infinitely less quickly than on the plains: for every 100 metres of altitude, phenolic maturity is delayed by 5 or 6 days.
Thus, on our plateau more than 500 metres above sea level, the harvest often only begins when it has already ended in the plains. Benefiting from cooler temperatures, our grapes undergo a truly natural "cooldown" that preserves their aromas (and organoleptic properties) as much as possible.
Finally, at high altitudes, the more regular and generous rainfall allows our vineyards to protect themselves from water stress.
A great collection of grape varieties...
From the Grenache blanc granitique to the Vermentino rebelle, the authentic Lledoner Pelut, and the very rare Carignan gris, our plateau cultivates a very wide range of native grape varieties, as well as more northern grape varieties such as Roussanne, Chardonnay, and Syrah.