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Village Roaix

The History of Roaix Village

Of Roman origin, the village of Roaix experienced a strong growth of its viticulture in the hands of the Popes of Avignon who had elected Avignon as their home.

With the delimitation of the Wines of the Rhone, comes the creation of the Cooperative Cellar of Roaix-Séguret in 1960 which will play a major role in the recognition of quality and know-how of the wines of Roaix. Indeed, in 1967 the vineyard was recognized as a Côtes du Rhône Villages appellation with a geographical name.

The Terroir

The vineyard of Roaix is located on the foothills of the Ventabren “mountain” which are composed of clayey-limestone and red clay soils. There are also ancient alpine terraces with very stony soil. These two types of soils produce wines of great quality in white, rosé and red.

The Red & Rosé Wines

The red wines are composed of Grenache noir (minimum 40%), Syrah and Mourvèdre (at least 25%). In the youth, they develop aromas of berries, fresh cherries and evolve towards more complex and richer aromas such as leather, truffle or coffee.

Rosés are wines to be enjoyed in their youth to take advantage of the red fruit aromas and sweet acidic notes.

 

The white wines

The blending of white wines must not exceed 20% of the main grape varieties of the Rhone Valley which are : Grenache, Clairette, Marsanne, Roussanne, Bourboulenc and Viognier. They are best tasted young to enjoy their lovely floral and fresh fruit aromas.