A unique location

The majority of our vines are planted on a plateau with soils made up of clay-limestone and sandstone which are covered by alluvial pebbles. These soils are similar to the terroirs of nearby Châteauneuf du Pape. This proximity is defined in the profile of the wines. The rest of the vineyards are planted red clay soils which give our wines a more aromatic profile. The vines are drought-resistant and tend to produce very ripe and juicy wines.

Massif d’Uchaux

Massif d’Uchaux, an outstanding vineyard

There are only 18 villages within the vast Cotes du Rhone wine producing area that are entitled to bear the desired appellation. These villages are able to add their name to their labels as a recognition of the quality of their local terroir. The Massif d’Uchaux appellation is one of them. With 37 hectares of vineyards within the Massif d’Uchaux area, Chateau d’Aigueville is the largest vineyard owner with 20% of the appellation. With an exceptional Mediterranean climate, an abundance of sunshine and cooling winds, the estate is in an ideal location for growing very healthy vines organically, whilst the soils are mainly clay-limestone and sandstone. What’s more, the surrounding landscape provides a beautiful backdrop to the estate with olive , pine and oak trees, to name a few.

Grape varieties

The Grenache grape variety thrives in our vineyards with its generous style, scents of fresh red fruits and ‘garrigue’. We also grow several other varieties such as Syrah, Carignan and Mourvèdre which are perfect for the local terroir and Mediterranean climate. 

The terroir is also suitable for growing white grape varieties such as Clairette, Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne which are used for the production of our white Côtes du Rhône.