Appellation: AOC Côtes du Rhône Villages Visan
Color: White
Description: Pale yellow with golden streaks tinged with green.Generous aromas of exotic fruit: tangerines and bananas, as well as lychee, peach and pear.
The Grenache grapes make it fresh and juicy, while the roundness and the mellowness of the wine are due to the Roussane grapes. The oak wood in which the wine has been fermented, subtly holds back and gives the mineral final draft and spice.
Grape varieties:1/3 of Roussanne, Viognier and White Grenache
Keeping: 3 - 4 years
Winemaking: Grapes are harvested very early in the morning et immediatly brought to the winery where they are gently pressed in order to bring out the best of the fruit. Grapes are neither destemmed, nor crushed. The juce obtained are clarified through natural sedimentation before fermentation starts. Maturation is done in stainless steel vats and partially in 600 l oak barrels. Before bottling the wine is filtered.
Serve at:10 - 12°
Food pairing:The Trilogy embellishes an avocado and grapefruit salad with scampi as well as a spicy goat cheese, refined chicken with morel sauce and especially a baked sole with almond butter.

Beautiful golden yellow in colour, with glints of silver, this wine is clear and bright.

The nose opens quickly with well-ripened fruit notes such as peach and mirabelle. Then come the almost exotic notes like fresh pineapple and mango which give a delicious flattering aspect. There is much richness and harmony. The finish, with notes of lemon marmalade and boiled sweets heightens the desire for more.

The palate does not disappoint, it is full and rounded, in keeping with the sensations perceived in the nose. There is a harmonious balance between the fruit, freshness and sucrosité. The scents in the nose are augmented by notes of wax, fresh ginger and green tea.

To be enjoyed today and in the next two years with savoury/sweet dishes like rabbit with apricots, chicken supreme or a blanquette. It is also a good match for desserts; a tarte tatin with greengages for example would be a worthy companion.

Cote du Rhone - Seguret villages

Terroir - Sand-silt-clay soils (recent alluvial deposits along the riverside).
Grape varieties - Grenache, carignan, merlot, syrah (shiraz), cinsault, caladoc.
Yield - Yield of 50 to 65 hectolitres per hectare
Harvesting - Hand and machine picking with selection of plots according to their level of maturity.
Vinification and ageing - Traditional with de-stemming. In concrete vats (with control of the fermentation temperature). Separate vinification of the varieties and terroirs, (blending afterwards - i.e. after the different samples are tasted)
Average duration of maceration: 15 to 20 days.
Pressing: by pneumatic press.
Ageing - 12 months in concrete vats.
Bottling - Done by our own team in our cellar, without fining.
Burgundy-style white Ecova bottles.
Production - Depending on the vintage from 20,000 to 30,000 bottles.
Also produced in cask format.
Appreciation - Can be enjoyed now and for another 3 years.

Tradition Rouge (Grenache-Syrah)

Appellation: AOC Côtes du Rhône Villages Visan
Color: Red
Description: Clear, dark red. It unveils its bouquet with caution. First a few cherries, then a lible mint and green tea, finally gingerbread. He's a real charmer who emphasizes its curves and mellowness, without trying to hide a certain freshness, as well as delicate, flabering tannins. He generously gives the final an arsenal of spices, but remains delicate and courteous.
Grape varieties: 80% grenache, 20% syrah
Keeping: 6 - 7 years
Winemaking: Traditional with extended time in vat, the Syrah was cold-macerated to bring out this variety’s fruit and freshness, temperature kept below 28°C and only made from free-run juice.
Serve at: 16 - 18°

Appellation: AOC Côtes du Rhône
Color: Red
Description: The nose surprises pleasantly with a hint of green pepper and blackcurrant; it distinguishes itself with a crispy freshness; a festival of red, crunchy fruits
Grape varieties: 80% grenache, 20% syrah
Keeping: 4 - 5 years
Winemaking: Traditional with two weeks in vat and gentle maceration to avoid over-extraction, the temperature doesn’t exceed 28°C
Serve at: 16 - 18°
Food pairing: Meat dishes, veal ‘blanquette’ (stew), sauerkraut, fish, ‘charcuterie’ (cold meats), cheese and can also be served as an aperitif

This beautiful cuvée, from a special terroir, is only produced in exceptional years. Its dark red colour has deep, almost black highlights.

As is to be expected, this wine is powerful, noble and pure but not easy to engage with, all the more so in dense, distinguished millésimes like 2013. Nevertheless, with slight movement the sweet spices and black fruit reveal themselves and suggest a bright future. Cocoa beans and strawberry liqueur reveal a solid character which time will rein in.

The palate is powerful, with tannins that are still tightly knit after a long élevage, but necessary to harness and subdue this spirited wine. The balance between its vigour, its freshness and its sucrosité is perfect and we believe it best to wait a number of years for it to fully reveal its potential.

It is worth waiting as it has the capacity to reveal so much. It will be a majestic accompaniment to highly flavoured dishes, powerful meats with spices and with elaborate sauces.

History

The agronomist, oenologist and wine enthusiast Jocelyn Chudzikewicz has left an indelible imprint on the spirit of the estate.
Since his death in 1997, the team at the estate continues to perpetuate this tradition of exigency and respect for the work in the vines and for the wine itself.
After his death in 1997 the team at the estate, Patrick and Pascale Gras, kept the legacy alive until the return of Igor Chudzikewicz, one of Jocelyn's sons.
Together, they continue to perpetuate this tradition of exigency and respect for a natural approach towards the vines and the wine itself. Thus the entire vineyard has been certified organic since 2014.

The Site

Thanks to the quality of its wines, this exceptional terroir of 1400 hectares located between Vacqueyras and Sarrians was classified in 1990 as the Vacqueyras "cru" i.e. in the highest category in the Côtes du Rhône.

The vineyard

The estate covers 30 hectares, partly in the Vaucluse IGP (Indication Géographique Protégée – i.e. Protected Geographical Indication), the rest in AOP (Appellation d'Origine Protégée – i.e. Protected Designation of Origin) Vacqueyras.
The age of the vines (average age 50 years) with very low average yields between 25 and 35 hectolitres per hectare depending on the year and appellations, and their perfect adaptation to the diversity of soils, are the key elements that give the wines such elegant, rich, complex and balanced flavours.
The recent planting of the white varieties grenache blanc, roussanne, viognier and clairette for the Vacqueyras AOP, and roussanne, vermentino and viognier for the IGP, will complement an already extensive range.

The philosophy

We grow our 30 hectares of vines to obtain the purest expression of the various terroirs.
To preserve the rapport between our vineyard and its environment, we favour tillage and grass cover planting; the use of synthetic products is prohibited.
When making our wines, we allow the quality of our harvest to express itself in a natural way.

Therefore, we have turned to organic agriculture and the production of organic wines.

This red wine, with its velvety garnet colour, reflects the richness of the grapes from which it is produced. Its powerful, vinous structure leaves its trace on the sides of the glass. The intense, complex nose offers a crescendo of aromas ranging from violet, blackcurrant and fresh plums to soft spice. The palate is fresh, smooth, full and round with delicate, silky tannins and lingering aromas of violet, blackcurrant and a touch of licorice on the end palate. This wine should ideally be enjoyed between 16°C and 18°C and makes the ideal partner for grilled meats, sauce-based meat dishes and cheeses.

Crozes Hermitage "Les Terres Blanches"

Mas Guiot Cabernet-Syrah

Crozes Hermitage "Les Pierrells"

Syrah and Grenache from the Château’s old vines.

This outstanding blend is the result of passion, dedication and true craftsmenship…
All tasks were carried out manually using natural methods, from harvesting right through to bottling.
A subtle blend of Grenache (95%) and Syrah (5%) derived from the domaine’s oldest vines. The wine is aged in tuns for 18 months resulting in an outstanding wine dominated by black fruit aromas and smooth tannins.
Only 3000 bottles produced.

Soil : Alluvium
Grape varieties : 40% Merlot, Caladoc, Carignan, Grenache and Syrah
Winemaking : Grapes bunches are fully de-stemmed. There follows a short vinification of 7 to 8 days with gentle extraction. Fermentation temperatures are maintained at a maximum of 28 to 30°C. The grape varietal wines are blended after fermentation.
Tasting : An intense blackcurrant colour with purple tints. Aromas of black and red berries on the nose with notes of forest floor and thyme. On the palate generous, mouth-filling flavours of small black berries, pepper and resin are revealed.
Food pairing : Will compliment meatier fish such as red mullet, poultry or white meat, for example stuffed chicken fillets or pork cooked with chorizo.
Drink : Within 2 to 3 years.
Serving temperature : 17°C

Hermitage Blanc

Persistence and precision are already evident in this wine’s beautiful, deep, brilliant, garnet red.

The nose opens, rich and complex. Already it develops intense aromas of fruit liqueurs, cocoa bean, black fruit and sweet spices. As it breathes, if you take a little time to wait, it is enriched with a hint of sweetness and Virginia tobacco, almost peaty. Notes of vanilla, cloves and roast coffee express themselves and reinforce the complexity.

On the palate, this wine of character is rich and juicy. The tannins are velvety and provide the necessary support to this wonderful construction. This wine is both smooth and delicate. It will need another 2 to 4 years to open on fuller notes of black fruit jam and sweet spices.

Then it will be the ideal accompaniment to duck with olives, guinea fowl or a nice piece of beef. Truffles will be a worthy escort as well. Stuffed poultry and game birds will also be good traveling companions.

Terroir - Red limestone-clay soils with river stones from the “garrigues”(Mediterranean scrubland).
Grape varieties - Grenache, syrah (shiraz), mourvèdre.
Yield - Authorised yield: 35 hectolitres per hectare
Our yield: 20 to 30 hl/ha
Harvesting - Hand picked, with selection of plots according to their level of maturity.
Vinification and ageing - Traditional, with partial de-stemming according to the conditions
of the particular vintage. In concrete vats (with control of the fermentation temperature).
Separate vinification of the varieties and terroirs, (blending afterwards - i.e. after the different samples are tasted)
Average duration of maceration: 25 to 35 days.
Pressing: by pneumatic press.
Ageing - From 15 to 18 months in concrete vats.
Bottling - Done by our own team in our cellar, with neither fining nor filtration.
Traditional bottle with the Vacqueyras coat of arms.
Production - Depending on the vintage from 20,000 to 35,000 bottles.
Appreciation - We suggest cellaring for 2 to 3 years, which can extend to 8 years.

Domaine de l’Amandine is the product of a traditional, family-run vineyard laid out on the terraces and foothills surrounding Séguret, classed as one of France’s prettiest villages - in the southern Rhône valley, between the Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail.

The owners, Jean-Pierre Verdeau and his son-in-law, Alex Suter, are personally involved at every stage of the wine’s making. Harvesting grapes from vines averaging 50 years old, their care and attention to detail have helped craft a wine of great balance and regional character. This traditional but dynamic enterprise with 120 acres of vines in production is now in its fifth generation of family winemakers.
As a young man Jean Pierre Verdeau’s dream was to create a winery in his beloved birthplace, the beautiful hillside village of Séguret in the heart of Provence, just a stone’s throw from the renowned southern Rhône vineyards of Gigondas and Rasteau.

Beautiful deep red in colour, with flashes of purple.

As always, the nose is full and voluble. Intense red fruit complete the sweeter spice and candy notes. The boiled sweet notes then setting off the blackcurrant syrup and the raspberry. This wine is charming, flattering and generous. It is an invitation to immediate pleasure.

The palate does not disappoint, it is soft and voluptuous. The tannins are silky.
The finish is long, and well balanced, with no heaviness.

This Les Pierrelles cuvée is a promise of pleasure. It goes well with all red meat dishes, casseroles and roasts, and also with poultry and summer aperitifs.

Domaine Albert Belle - Larnage, Hermitage

Mas des Tourelles

CDR cuvee Florilege

Terroir - Sand-silt-clay soils (recent alluvial deposits along the riverside).
Grape varieties - Roussanne, vermentino, viognier.
Yield - Yield of 50 to 65 hectolitres per hectare
Harvesting - Hand and machine picking with selection of plots according to their level of maturity.
Vinification and ageing - Pre-fermentation cold soaking before pressing. Cold temperature "débourbage" (allowing sediment to settle to the bottom).. Fermentation at about 18°C in stainless steel vats.
Pressing: by pneumatic press.
Bottling - 6 to 8 months after harvest. Done by our own team in our cellar, without fining.
Burgundy-style white Ecova bottles.
Production - Depending on the vintage from 2,000 to 3,000 bottles.
Also produced in cask format.
Appreciation - Can be enjoyed now and for another 2 years.

Crozes Hermitage "Cuvee Louis Belle"

Domaine de L'Amandine

Rhone / Nimes

Cuvee "Paulinette"

Hermitage Rouge

CDR cuvee Madrigal

This cuvée illustrates the harmony of our Roussanne and Marsanne varieties, both of which play their part in this beautiful construction. A wonderful golden yellow with silver highlights, this wine is full of light, it shines.

The nose develops from the outset with notes of fresh, white-fleshed fruit like wild peach, apricot and candied pear. Then notes of hazelnut and rosebud come to the fore, pleasantly enhancing the complexity.

The palate is full with a nice sucrosité, which gives a wonderful impression of candies, reminiscent of calissons. Finally, the finish with its freshness and the tension balances the sensations and gives length.

Drink this lovely wine now and for another 2 years with river fish, pike-perch, escargots in puff pastry or poultry with morilles with which it will marry perfectly.

Appellation: AOC Côtes du Rhône Villages Visan
Color: Red
Description: Intense black cherry colour with a shiny texture.
Immediatly you notice an abundance of ripe fruits and spices, such as cinnamon and star anise. On the palate the wine appears soft and creamy with a long delicious finish.
Grape varieties: 70% grenache, 30% syrah
Keeping: 5 - 6 years
Winemaking: Traditional with two weeks in vat and gentle maceration to avoid over-extraction, the temperature doesn’t exceed 28°C
Serve at: 16 - 18°
Food pairing: Coq au vin, calves’ liver, hot- pot, black pudding, grilled lamb ribs, risotto with bacon and olives

Domaine Belle has an interesting history. In the 1600’s, vines were grown in vineyards around the Chateau de Larnage and all the land and produce belonged to the Lord of Larnage. Each villager had to give three days unpaid corvee labor (one for pruning, one for plowing and another for the grape harvest).

The Domaine has always been a family holding, passed on from generation to generation, promoting the special Larnage terroir with its white clays, often called ‘Les Terres Blanches’.

Today, Domaine Belle stretches over six communes (Larnage, Crozes-Hermitage, Tain l’Hermitage, Pont de l’Isère, Mercurol and Tournon), three appellations (Crozes-Hermitage, Hermitage, Saint Joseph) and covers an area of 25ha of vines, to which you must add apricot orchards and the vine nursery managed by Philippe’s brother, Jean-Claude.

The colour is deep, and dark with glints of dark purple. The wine is almost black.

This exceptional wine is rich and complete. Despite its young age, it already presents the scent of intense fruit and sweet spices. Blackberry, strawberry and juicy pomegranate stand out and dominate the fruit-filled palette. Then the peony and more balsamic notes, testifying to its élevage, complete the picture and provide the complexity required for this top-of-the-range cuvée.

The palate prolongs this gentle harmony. In addition to maintaining the aromatic expression in fruit and floral notes, the wood is delicate, the tannins are silky and elegant – they give the depth and structure necessary for this exceptional cuvée. Finally, a welcome freshness provides perfect balance and adds to the existing harmony.

It will be necessary, however, to wait another 2 to 5 years and drink this wine with game, woodcock or pigeon or it would go very well with truffles.

Appellation: AOC Côtes du Rhône Villages Visan
Color: Red
Description: Deeper in color and richer all-around. Classic Syrah nose, with notes of pepper, dark berry fruits and olive tapenade. Medium-bodied, rich and seamlessly textured profile; good overall freshness and notable purity of fruit.
Grape varieties: 80% syrah, 20% grenache
Keeping: 6 - 7 years
Winemaking: Traditional with extended time in vat, the Syrah was cold-macerated to bring out this variety’s fruit and freshness, temperature kept below 28°C and only made from free-run juice. the syrah is elevated in oak barrels during at least 12 months.
Serve at: 16 - 18°
Food pairing: This wine asks for fine cooking - beef tenderloin, game.

Château Guiot is situated in Saint-Gilles in the Costières de Nîmes region and has become a reference point in its production area. The Cornut family combines patience, understanding, dedication, hard work and an exceptional terroir in order to continue the Chateau’s long history of winemaking traditions.
Its proximity to the Mediterranean sea ensures a micro-climate with optimum conditions for the vines as well as natural temperature regulation which results in rich, concentrated grapes.
The planting ratio is composed primarily of Syrah, Grenache, Marsellan, Mourvèdre and Cabernet Sauvignon. These renowned grape varieties constitute high quality raw materials that result in outstanding Costières and Vin de Pays wines.

The Mas des Tourelles is a domaine located near Nimes and Beaucaire in France in the Cotes du Rhone- Costieres de Nimes appellation.  The merlot grapes for this wine were grown in the Mas De Tourelles vineyards but Nicolas Ricome of the famed Chateau de Valcombe winery in Nimes does the wine making. The grapes are hand-harvested and vinified in stainless steel tanks in order to focus on the fresh fruit. This Merlot exhibits a saturated purple color and a spicy, blackberry nose and flavors.
This beautifully made chunky little Merlot has long been recognized as a great value.

Merlot

Although the land registry shows there were already vines planted in the "Coste Chaude area“ in 1582…

… the Domaine as it is today was remodelled in the 1960s. The current owners took over the winery and the vineyards in 1994 and carried out a number of projects to improve grape varieties, the vineyard management and the grape processing as well as the storage area for bottled wines. The entire estate is managed according to the rules of organic farming, certified by Ecocert since 2014.


Out of the domaine's 35 hectares(86 acres) lying at 350m altitude (over 1000 feet), just over 21 hectares are planted with vines whose average age is at least 40 years. Grenache is the main variety followed by Syrah with 6 hectares; and you'll also find one plot of old Carignan.


In particular, it’s the variability of the soils and the terroir that makes Coste Chaude a special place. Its uniqueness is related to the region’s tormented geological history. In fact, 6 million years ago, when the Mediterranean was completely dried up, powerful rivers transported the rock material from the Alps and deposited the conglomerates now covering the Visan plateau.

Made up of small stones and clay dating from very old river deposits, the soil is mostly covered with large pebbles. The climate is influenced both by the nearby Mediterranean Sea and by the Mistral, a cool northern wind. Together, both climate factors guarantee the production of healthy and balanced grapes.

Yellow with glints of silver, this wine is luminous.

This wine is rich and complex, and must be given the time to open in order to take full advantage of all its qualities. Initially the nose is full of fruit, with notes of mirabelle and citron. As it breathes, the white flowers are fully expressed – honeysuckle, may and lime blossom. Notes of furniture polish too, of honey and beeswax enter to complete the aromatic palette.

The sensation of harmony continues in the palate. The attack is both supple and fresh, almost aniseed with notes of fennel and star anise. Subtle notes of fresh hazel nuts, turmeric and saffron somewhat reveal its vinification and élevage. However, the finish keeps the fresh, balanced notes that make our Hermitage a real success – harmonious and appealing.

It can be drunk on its own, now and for the next five years or so, accompanying white-fleshed river fish and saffron or lemon sauces. Trout with almonds, for example, pike-perch or sweetbreads.

Soil : Sand and limestone slopes
Grape varieties : Syrah & Grenache
Winemaking : Grapes bunches are fully de-stemmed but not crushed. Traditional vinification with punching down of skins (“pigeage”) and rack-and-return (“délestage”). There follows a month-long maceration before emptying the vat and pressing the skins. Before pressing, the fermented wine (with skins) is then warmed to 32°C for a short period for a further extraction of fruit and fine tannins. The grape varietals are blended and then matured in tank.
Tasting : Generous aromas of blackberry, black olive and resin on the nose with smokey and toasty notes. Round and supple on to the palate with good depth and notes of orange zest on the finish.
Food pairing :
This wine is ideal with rich poultry dishes such as coq au vin, duck in orange and plum sauce or duck filet with olive butter.
Drink : Within 5 to 6 years
Serving temperature : Decant and serve at 18 to 20°C

Vin de Pays Cuvée Mathilde

Domaine De Coste Chaude - Visan

Vin de Pays Vaucluse Rouge

CDR cuvee L'Argentiere

Syrah and Grenache form the Château’s oldest parcels.

This blend of Syrah (95%) and Grenache (5%) embodies the traditions and work of the Cornut family. The Roman name ”NUMA” goes back several generations, even centuries, in the family’s history. The name is passed on to the first born son of each descendant. This elegant, powerful, silky and well-balanced wine certainly knows how to turn on the charm…

With its deep, intense purple hue and violet core, it offers a delicate and elegant nose of small black fruits and spice.
The powerful palate indicates its outstanding potential for bottle age. Notes of stewed red fruits underpinned by a touch of violet and licorice will awaken your senses. Silky smooth tannins complement a harmonious structure and linger on the finish. Enjoy served with red meats and mature cheeses.

CDR La Rocaille

Crozes Hermitage "Roche Blanche"

Cotes du Rhone

Vin de Pays Vaucluse Blanc (suzanne)

Soil : Clay and limestone terraces
Grape varieties : Grenache and Syrah
Winemaking : Grapes bunches are fully de-stemmed. Cold maceration before fermentation for 12 hours. An average of 30% of the harvest is not crushed and undergoes a carbonic maceration. Two micro-oxygenations per day and a rack-and-return (“délestage”). The fermented wine (with skins) is then warmed for a short period before emptying the vat and pressing the skins.
Tasting : Aromas of black and red berries on the nose. On the palate, subtle notes of spice and liquorice with a hint of black olive, enveloped in velvety tannins.
Food pairing :
This wine can be drunk as an aperitif or with an hors d'oeuvre (for example a rocket salad) or lamb cutlets grilled with thyme.
Drink : Within 3 years
Serving temperature : 18 to 20°C

AOC Vacqueyras (signature)

"Numa"

Domaine des Amouriers

This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) and Syrah (40%) embodies the traditions and work of the Cornut family. It is carefully aged in oak barrels in our cellars for a period of nine to twelve months.
It offers the freshness and characteristic black fruit and blackberry aromas of Cabernet Sauvignon, harmoniously complemented by the roundness and spicy aromas from the Syrah. Mas de Guiot is best enjoyed alongside marinaded game dishes or stewed meats in sauce.

Crozes Hermitage "Roche Pierre"

Chateau Guiot

CDR cuvee Trilogy Blanc V-R-GB