Nestled in the heart of Provence, the vineyard of the Hameau des Vignerons de Carcès extends over more than 630 hectares of argilo-calcareous soil.

Caressed by the famous Mistral wind and bathed by the hot Provençal sun, the vines of the Hameau des Vignerons de Carcès flourish with the changing seasons, seduced by the scent of lavender and lulled by the song of the cicada.

In geological terms, one part of the vineyard consists of middle and late Triassic soil catena. The other part consists of the boundary of the Jurassic Massif.

 

"Red and Rosé" grape varieties

MERLOT (Used in one of our Vins de Pays)
Merlot can express a wide range of aromas depending on the terroir, although is characterised by strong aromas of red fruit such as strawberries and raspberries while young. Apt to ageing, this variety then develops hints of prune, violet, mild spices (vanilla), leather or undergrowth.
 
SYRAH
Small black grapes with bluish highlights, producing full-bodied and coloured wine, rough with high tannin during the first years, but particularly suitable for extended ageing. Over the years, it develops to produce characteristic notes of vanilla, tobacco and candied red fruit.

 

GRENACHE
This variety, originally from Spain and widely used in Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence wines, gives young wine elegant aromas of red fruit, then, as it ages, develops toward more spicy and animal notes, giving the wine body, richness and strength.

 

CINSAULT
Tasty and appealing to the eye, this variety originates from Provence and was used for many years as a table grape. It is widely used in Provence for the production of rosé wine, bringing it a fresh, fine and fruity touch, setting off the strength of the other varieties.

 

TIBOUREN
This authentic Provençal variety is sensitive and elegant, lending rosé wines the finesse of its aromas and a particularly rich bouquet. It is the privileged partner for other Provençal grape varieties.

 

MOURVEDRE
Small compact grapes that prefer hot and limestone soil. This is a slow maturing variety that likes to keep an eye on the sea, producing structured wines with fine, assertive tannins expressing aromas of violets and blackberries in their youth. Smooth and velvety, it is accompanied by characteristic notes of spices, pepper and cinnamon, revealing itself after a few years of cellar ageing.

 

CARIGNAN
Suited to poor soil, this variety was once widespread in Provence but is now less prevalent. Produced on slopes where yields are low, it produces highly structured wines, generous and deeply coloured, forming an excellent base for assemblage.

 

CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Not particularly common in Provence, this variety adds a tannic, powerful but gentle structure to the wine, facilitating ageing: it has a characteristic nose of green pepper and blackcurrant, setting it apart from the other varieties.

   

The "white" grape varieties


ROLLE (OR VERMENTINO, A VERY SIMILAR VARIETY)
This variety is of Ligurian origin and has always been cultivated in Provence. It is both robust and extremely delicious. It produces full-bodied and balanced wines brimming with citrus fruit and pear, and great finesse in both body and aroma.

 

UGNI BLANC
This variety comes from Tuscany and has round and juicy fruit, producing clear and particularly fine fruity wine.

 

CLAIRETTE
This very old Provence variety produces little but its oblong fruit offers wines extraordinary aromas and bouquets, highlighted by fruity notes and with white flesh.

   
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