The Côtes du Vivarais vineyard is located on either side of the famous Gorges de l’Ardèche on the Gras plateau, at an altitude of 250 metres. The vines flourish on limestone-based land which is fairly shallow, rich in loose stones and marly limestone, soaking up the warmth of the sun in springtime and the heat which is stored up during the day and then released overnight.
With aromas of black fruits and spices, fairly sturdy tannins and a lovely coolness, Côtes du Vivarais red wines are the most "northerly of the southern wines”, combining southern Grenache with northern Syrah... The Grenache gives them structure and works incredibly well with the crunch of the Syrah.
The rosés are made from the same grape varieties as the reds and are highly aromatic, thanks to the Grenache. They also have a wonderful coolness which makes these wines a genuine pleasure to drink.
The Marsanne and Grenache Blanc grape varieties offer an amazing mineral quality and coolness.
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