Out of the Domaineís 35 hectares (86 acres) lying at 350m altitude (over 1000 feet),
just over 21 hectares are planted with vines whose average age is at least 40 years.
Grenache is the main variety followed by Syrah with 6 hectares; and youíll also find
one plot of old Carignan.
In particular, itís the rich and varied terroir that makes Coste Chaude special. This unique location stems from the regionís tormented geological history. In fact, 6 million years ago when the Mediterranean was completely dried up, powerful rivers tore off rocks from the Alps that now make up the conglomerated mass of the Visan plateau.
Made up of small stones and clay dating from
very old river deposits, the soil is mostly
covered with large pebbles.
The climate is influenced by the Mistral,
a strong wind favourable to grape growing,
and low rainfall in summer.