ON THE RIGHT BANK OF THE RHONE VALLEY
Excellent rolled pebble terroir – 77 ha of vineyard
This vast property of 90 contiguous hectares spreads over four neighbouring communes. The estate is located at 20 km to the east of Nîmes, close to an attractive local village. It is easily accessed being just 15 minutes from a motorway exit, 15 minutes from the TGV train station and 25 minutes from Nîmes international airport.
The buildings are set at the heart of the property and form a closed courtyard with an imposing cast iron gate and central fountain.
One of the wings has been converted into a large banquet or seminar hall. The second wing comprises a vast 180 m² hangar. The hangar requires a complete overhaul but offers numerous possibilities.
The winery closes off the central courtyard to the north. It is a traditional-style winery with a total capacity of 12 000 hl in a range of cement, stainless steel, enamelled steel and fibreglass tanks. The winery is very well equipped with a tubular heat exchange unit, double pneumatic press, temperature control, rotary vacuum filter…
A magnificent wine shop was constructed in 2016 from local stone.
In the underground cellar, top wines are aged in oak barrels and tuns.
On the ground floor, clients are well received in a vast, impressive wine shop. The wine shop leads on to around 50 m² of office area.
On the first floor, an extensive 150 m² terrace offers a panorama of the entire vineyard.
Certified as being of « High Environmental Value », the estate spreads over 90 contiguous hectares and comprises 77 ha of vineyard as follows :
AOP Côtes du Rhône Villages : 60,6 ha
AOP Côtes du Rhône : 0,2 ha
AOP Costières de Nîmes : 9,13 ha
IGP : 7 ha
The vines are planted in high quality rolled pebble soil from the quaternary era (Villafranchian), similar to the revered terroir of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The vineyard is well maintained and planted with quality varietals, 80% of which being noble varieties.
The vineyard is regularly renewed with around 22 ha of vines being planted in the last 10 years. The young vines sit side by side the older plots of Grenache and Carignan, some of which are over 95 years old.
Currently, the SCEA generates an average turnover of around 650K€ to 700K€. Bottle sales would require development as at present a substantial part of production is sold in Bag-in-Box and bulk to local wholesalers.
At this stage, approximately 50 000 bottles are sold per year.