Silky depth and minerality
The vineyard is situated on the terroir of La Terre d’Argence that lies between the Rhône and Camargue. For one thousand years it was linked to Provence: it was a part of the diocese of Arles from the 11 th to the 19 th century. It is the silvery flashes of the leaves of the alder and olive trees, fluttering in the Mistral wind, as well as the richness of the wine that lends its name to it.
The IGP* Pont du Gard offers a lot of creativity with an original blend: the union of Rhône varieties (Viognier et Roussanne) with a variety of the South-West (Petit Manseng, therefore certified IGP “Pont du Gard”). This famous Roman aqueduct, situated close to the estate, evokes the richness of our location as the crossroads and the link between two regions.
The Mediterranean, furthermore, with its summer breeze, balances the wine and allows it to develop a rich, aromatic palate.
*IGP: Protected Geographical Indication
IGP Pont du Gard
Old vines of Viognier and Petit Manseg with a touch of Roussanne
With a touch of white Grenache -Depending on the vintage-.
Low-yield old vines (35 hl/ha).
Vinification without sulphur for more purity and intense fruitiness (a slight addition during bottling ensures the stability and regularity of the wine).
Aged for one year 2/3 in vats, and 1/3 in demi-muids.
Intense yellow-fleshed fruit aromas (apricot, peach), with grilled and floral notes (hawthorn, vervain).
Strong, fruity, (peach, apricot) and floral (vervain et acacia). The finish is long and mineral with a hint of salt from the sea breeze.
White meat (veal with girolle mushrooms), scallops, Indian cuisine and cheese (Cantal or Pélardon des Cévennes).
To be decanted, preferably.
Enjoy now or over 5 years.
2017 – DECANTER Word Wine Awards Juillet 2017, meilleure IGP Coteaux du Pont du Gard
” Charming, elegant nose with Viognier’s varietal characteristics on display: stone fruit, dried mango and orange-peel. Rich, intense and bursting with flavours of lush peach and steely minerals, with a gentle oak-derived spice following behind. ”
Graded : 95/100 – Médaille de platine + Meilleur de sa catégorie
2016 – LA RVF – Millésime Bio : 20 Winemakers to Be Discovered Absolutely
Graded : 15/20
2015 – DECANTER Word Wine Awards Juillet 2017, meilleure IGP Coteaux du Pont du Gard
Mention Platine – 95/100
Best in its category
” Charming, elegant nose with Viognier’s varietal characteristics on display: stone fruit, dried mango and orange-peel. Rich, intense and bursting with flavours of lush peach and steely minerals, with a gentle oak-derived spice following behind. “