Stony, clay-limestone, sandy
Wine shop - opening hours
From May to September: from Monday to Saturday 9am-1am / 2pm-7pm, on Sundays 9am-1pm.
From October to April: from Monday to Saturday 9am-12.30pm / 2pm-6.30pm, closed on Saundays.
Closed on May, 1st, December, 25 and January, 1st.
95 chemin de Saumelongue, 84110 Vaison-la-Romaine
Average production: 50,000 hectoliters
This means that the great diversity of terroirs allows us to produce rich, varied and complementary wine profiles. The concept of "terroir" refers to a space where several elements develop: collective knowledge, interactions between physical and biological environment and vitivinicultural practices applied.
Our vines are located in the department of Vaucluse for the majority, but also in the Drôme Provençale. The vineyard extends over several municipalities:
In all, 1,100 hectars of vines are exploited by Cave la Romaine.
The viticulture techniques used allow us to have quality grapes, which is the obvious basis of a good wine. But a good practice of viticulture, healthy and respectful of our vines and our terroirs, is not enough. The climate, the yields, the blends and grape varieties used, as well as the altitude or the soil, are just as determining.
Stony, clay-limestone, sandy
8 in total (reds and whtes)
170 hectars out of 1,100 are organic
CLIMATE (rainfall, sunshine, wind)
The climate, is Mediterranean. It's caracterized by the "mistral", the Southern violent wind, necessary and beneficial to the development of the vines, born of the difference in atmospheric pressure between the regions of the north and those of the south. The very marked seasonality of the rains, the hot temperatures and the exceptional sunshine also characterize the climate of this region.
On our terroirs, we can find the following types of soil:
Our vineyard is made up of 8 grape varieties: Syrah, Grenache, Merlot, Cinsault for the reds and rosés Grenache, white, Viognier, Chardonnay, Vermentino (also called Rolle) for the whites.
Our vines culminate at a maximum of 400 meters, in the village called Crestet.
DISTRIBUTION ORGANIC VINES
Of our 1100 ha of vines, we claim 170 ha organic vines, which represents 15.50% of the total area.
As for the vines, we tend to know what happens in September and October: the harvest. But what about the rest of the year? The diagram below presents the main stages of the vegetative cycle of the vine, determining what must be respected for good viticulture practices.
In the vineyard, the vines reach a balanced production after 10 years. We select each of the plots with lower yields and more advanced maturities for our top-of-the-range cuvées, such as "L'Originale" in AOP Villages Vaison-la-Romaine or Terre Unique in AOP Côtes du Rhône. In terms of viticulture, we mainly use Cordon de Royat pruning in our vineyards and in the Vaucluse in general.