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The terroir


The terroirs of Côte-Rôtie and Condrieu resulted from the breakup of the Massif Central which gave rise to the Rhône plain.
Today, the soils are comprised of granite, sandy silica and mica schist. This bedrock plays a key role in regulating the water supply to the vine, with terraces established on a particularly well-draining soil due to the presence of many vertical microfaults.


AOC 1940
Area: 3 departements, 7 municipalities
Grape variety
 : Viognier (100%)
Altitude : 150 – 300 m
Surface area : 197 ha
2017 Production : 6054 hl
Average yield : 31 hl/ha


Its name comes from the Celtic “vidu” meaning wood, which we find in the place name Vions from the Savoy region, noted as Vione in 1365.
Legend has it that Viognier was originally Dalmatian, brought to France by the Emperor Probus.
DNA analysis reveals that the grape variety is in fact very close to Freisa (red grape variety), a variety similar to Nebbiolo in the Piedmont region of Italy.


AOC 1940
Area: 3 municipalities, 73 localities
Grape variety
 : Syrah / Viognier (20%)
Altitude : 180 – 325 m
Surface area : 308 ha
2017 Production : 11.805 hl
Average yield : 38 hl/ha


This grape variety was long considered to originate from Iran, Shiraz or Sicily, from Syracuse.
But recent DNA analysis has concluded that in fact Syrah originates from the Rhone-Savoy region, from the Mondeuse blanche, a Savoy grape variety and Durezza, an Ardèche variety.


Biotite granite, black mica, to the north (Condrieu St-Michel Vérin).
Muscovite granite, white mica, to the south (from Chavanay).

Mica schists in the north, Côte brune.
Granite, gneiss in the south, Côte blonde.


Temperate-continental with mild winters and hot summers.
Wide range of temperatures which can exceed 40°C.

Wind: vineyard exposed to the wind, particularly from the south, thus eliminating humidity and drying the grape, reducing the threat of fungal diseases.


Annual rainfall of approximately 700mm with peaks in May and November.

A few water constraints in spring, which encourages plant growth.


South/south-east facing vineyards which promotes early ripening.

The vineyard is sheltered from the north wind.