Domain description :
Vieilles Vignes | Grapes | AgricultureDe Old VignesMontfaucon is facing Châteauneuf-du-Pape, on the other side of the Rhone. Our vineyards are spread between Montfaucon and the two neighboring towns, Roquemaure and St-Genies-de-Comolas.Le area rich 18 ha originally (in 1995) has grown to reach 60 hectares today , as new vines were planted, and old were redeemed. Our vines date from an average of 40 years, the oldest of up to 90 years.
Description of the appellation :
The Lirac appellation is located near Orange and Avignon, in a bend of the Rhône. The vines are planted on terraces and sunny slopes, where soils are diverse. They extend over the following municipalities: Liras, Saint-Laurent-des-Arbres Roquemaure and Saint Géniès de COLOMAS. The climate is Mediterranean.
Description of the region :
Second wine region in France after Bordeaux, the Rhone region is one of the oldest in the country. The vineyard is divided into two zones: the northern Rhone Valley and the southern Rhone valley. Other areas furthest part of the region: Vivarais Luberon, through the Diois. The Bordeaux region can produce red, white and rosé, of all kinds: dry, soft, natural and sparkling. However, the red wines are produced in this region (representing 80% of production). At the heart of the southern area is the Grenache grape that made the red wines "solar". However, the vagaries of climate forcing growers to use the assembly technique to balance their wines. Some additional varieties: Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvèdre and Carignan. For white wines, the grape varieties used are: bourboulenc, Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Roussanne, piquepoul, Maccabeo, Marsanne, Vermentino or Picardan. Rosé wines from the same grape varieties as the red wines. In the northern area, for red wines, the syrah grape variety predominates. For white wines, the grape varieties used are: Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne. The designations are the Rhone region are numerous: Cote du Rhone, Cotes du Rhone-Villages, communal AOC (Condrieu, lirac, Côte-Rôtie, Chateauneuf du Pape, etc.) and AOC independent (luberon, ventoux, grignan les adhémar ...).