Terroir & Wines
Villages clinging to limestone rises and vines deeply-rooted in rocky hillsides: Rhonéa brings together 250 estates totalling some 2,300 hectares of vines situated around the Dentelles de Montmirail – a mythical location where the crus of Gigondas, Vacqueyras, and Beaumes de Venise are found
a colourful Cru and marked by their geological past...
Our 50 year-old vines sink deep into terraces on rocky hillsides.
They grow in a multitude of different soils: primarily clay, pebble, and marl.
Our Gigondas wines are complex, well-structured, and beautifully full-bodied. They have aromas of blackcurrant, spice, garrigue, and liquorice.
Beaumes de Venise,
a mountainside cru with three different terroirs
Beaumes de Venise is very unusual among Rhone Valley crus in that the appellation has a triple personality due to three separate terroirs: Terres Blanches, Terres Grises, and Terres du Trias.
a cru from plateau vineyards with balance and finesse
This cru's terroir consists of a patchwork of numerous small plots, but is concentrated on the Plateau des Garrigues, la Ponche, and the Dentelles foothills.
Some of the vines here are over a century old. They are also better ventilated than in the other appellations. The rich soil consists of clay, limestone, zaffer, and sand that confer excellent balance and elegance, as well as remarkable roundness.
Muscat de Beaumes de Venise:
Famous for its delicious sweetness
... is made 100% from Muscat à Petits Grains. The character of our white, rosé, and red Muscats comes the clay-limestone soil over 14 million years old.
Grown on carefully selected plots on sunny terraces, the grapes are beautifully rich and ripe in order to produce sweet fruity wines of incomparable aromatic intensity.