Images of Massif d’Uchaux

  Eric Plumet of Domaine la Cabotte   Domaine la Cabotte   Biodynamic water dynamiser at Domaine la Cabotte   Sandstone and limestone soils towards the north of Massif d'Uchaux   Pebbly sand and clay lower slopes towards the south of Massif d'Uchaux   Jérôme Hue of Domaine La Mas de Casalas   Robert (l) and Paul (r) Charavin of Domaine des Coteaux des…

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Images of Saint-Maurice

  One of the few things the village of Saint-Maurice has in common with Hollywood   Stony hills and valleys of Saint-Maurice   Philippe Viret of Domaine Viret   Spherical planting at Domaine Viret   Amphorae and porcelain spheres used as fermenting vessels at Domaine Viret   Thibaud Chaume of Domaine Chaume-Arnaud (l) and Adrien Fabre of Domaine la Florane (r)…

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Images of Roaix

  Frosty morning in Roaix   Looking east over the village of Roaix to the Baronnies beyond   Pebbly red and yellow clays of Roaix   Damien Chave of Domaine du Bramadou at the top of the Ventabren massif, very pebbly soils   Franck Molénat, president of Cave co-operative Les Vignerons de Roaix Séguret   Elodie Balme of Domaine Elodie Balme   Pebbly clay…

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Images of Grignan-les-Adhémar

  Château Bizard   The grounds of Château Bizard   Tanks and barrels in Château Bizard   Grignan-les-Adhémar vineyards with the Lafarge concrete works in the background   Garrigues vineyards in the northern part of the appellation   Henri Bour of Domaine de Grangeneuve, previous president of the appellation Grignan-les-Adhémar   Mélina Monteillet of…

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Images of Saint-Gervais

  Claire Clavel of Domaine Clavel, one of the few private estates bottling wine in AOC Saint-Gervais   Frédéric Sablayrolles, Director of Production at Celliers des Chartreux on the Soleillan plateau in Saint-Gervais. They bought the local cave co-operative in 2015 and now make one white and one red AOC Saint-Gervais.   Limestone soils of the Soleillan plateau, the smaller of…

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Images of Suze-la-Rousse

  The village of Suze-la-Rousse, Mont Ventoux in the background   The Château of Suze-la-Rousse, which now houses the Université du Vin   Flat, stony garrigues terroir of Suze-la-Rousse   Ann Vermeersch of LePlan-Vermeersch   Vincent Boyer of Domaine la Bastide and president of the appellation Suze-la-Rousse   Outcrops of sand at the north of the appellation…

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Images of Saint-Andéol

  Philippe Faure, President of AOC Saint-Andéol, in vineyards overlooking one of its four communes, Saint-Marcel-d'Ardèche   Most of the soil in the appellation consists of galets roulés on hillsides. The winery with the cylindrical tower in the background is Domaine Saladin   Roland Terrasse of Château Rochecolombe   There is a small zone of clay limestone soil in AOC…

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Images of Rousset-les-Vignes and Saint-Pantaléon-les-Vignes

  The little village of Saint-Pantaléon-les-Vignes   The massif de la Lance, marking the limit of the Côtes-du-Rhône growing area   Jean-François Julian (l), president of the Cave Saint-Pantaléon-les-Vignes, and Philippe Barral (r) a member of the cave   Philippe's vineyard, 400m up in the clay limestone hillsides of Saint-Pantaléon, with the Lance massif in cloud  ……

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Images of Duché d’Uzès

  Eastern part of the appellation, near the town of Uzès   Typical limestone soils   Patrick Chabrier of Domaine Chabrier   Michel Souchon, president of AOC Duché d'Uzès and president of Cave Durfort   Luc Reynaud of Domaine Reynaud   Western part of the appellation, approaching the Cevennes mountains   Nicolas Souchon of Mas des Volques   Nicolas…

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Images of Costières de Nîmes and Clairette de Bellegarde

  Classic Costières de Nîmes galets roulés soils   Cyril Marès of Mas Carlot and Mas de Bressades shows off a big one!   The Abbatiale Saint-Gilles du Gard in the town of Saint-Gilles   Anne and François Collard of Château Mourgues du Grès   Clairette rose from a book by H. Marès (an ancestor of Cyril Marès) written in 1890   Bruno Manzone of Domaine Manzone,…

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