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Village Vaison la Romaine

The History of Vaison la Romaine

Famous for its Roman origins, the village of Vaison-la-Romaine bears witness by its open-air remains to the past greatness of ancient Rome and the antiquity of the vineyard attached to it.

For a long time in the hands of the bishops (and the church) who had elected domicile in Vaison-la-Romaine, it was in 1924 that the village’s cooperative cellar was born, which developed and modernized the village’s viticulture. After long years of work and investment, it is in 2016 that the INAO (National Institute of Origin and Quality) will classify the area of Vaison la Romaine as an appellation area of Côtes du Rhône Villages with geographical denomination.

The Terroir

The terroir of Vaison-la-Romaine is predominantly clay and limestone. These soils ensure a balanced water supply for the vineyard. Also located on Miocene marls, the vineyard benefits from pebbles and pebbles which further develop the expression of aromas and tannins of great finesse.

 

The Red Wines

The Village of Vaisons-la-Romaine produces exclusively red wines that are composed of Grenache (at least 40%) and Syrah (at least 25%). They are generally spicy with beautiful notes of garrigue and aromatics. These wines are still fresh and are accompanied by a lot of strength on tasting. The aromas of liquorice and stewed black fruits are very present and the mouth lets you imagine beautiful years of ageing on this still young appellation.