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Vignerons Ardechois

History

In Ardeche, the culture of the vine is a long history of more than 2000 years, the vestiges of this time are still present in our everyday life, and in particular through the names of villages like that ''Valvignéres ''or'' valley of the Latin vine ''(Vallis Vinaria). Over the centuries agriculture and wine production modelled the landscape and worked our slopes. This is particularly visible on edge of the Cevennes, (Rosiéres, Largentiére), or of the narrow and well exposed terraces, which closely marry the folds of the ground, with sometimes only 4 or 5 lines of vine. A colossal work, which gives to these landscapes a great force and a great authenticity. The history of ardéchoise vine growing is closely related to its relief and to its geology, while going down from the plates of the High Loire towards Gard, you will cross pieces of vines in forests of pines and chestnuts, and more to the south, vines enchased in small combes bordered by holm oaks, olive and almond trees. Come spring, of is in west, of the valley of the Rhone at the department of Lozere, the white flowers of cherry trees, then pink of pêchers accomodate you and light in the valleys of Ardeche, Beaume, and of Chassezac the vineyard which wakes up gently after bragged of the winter. If you already came to southernmost Ardeche, these some sentences are undoubtedly superfluous, because you will have surely noticed that the relief authorizes the culture only on small pieces, this multitude of small fields to the various cultures give to our landscapes a very appreciated authenticity and a diversity of the French and foreign tourists. But let us return at the end of the XIX or the devastations of will phylloxera, then the developments of the industrialization and the mechanization of the medium of the XX radically changed the structure of the exploitations which specialized. This specialization mobilized the producers of each small area for the construction of cellars of wine making and for the structuring of the commercial act. We quickly flew over centuries of history, because the most significant changes of this long wine history were it recently, it A is enough indeed to three generations to pass from an individual production car consumed to a largely exported gathered production, to tear off traditional type of vines and to replant type of vines which produce wines of an excellent quality, to consolidate in spite of the difficulties a local wine production essential to the saving in all our villages, to give development prospects to the vine growing of southernmost Ardeche. Between the Cevennes and Vallée of the Rhone, the department of Ardeche is subjected to two climatic influences: A Mediterranean influence with masses of hot air which go up the Valley of the Rhone until Valence. We have a climate of the Mediterranean type, soft winter, summer dry and hot, irregular rains in summer which can transform itself into storms violent one, let us not forget the mistral, wind prevailing, capricious, significant factor of the climate ardéchois. The vegetation is characteristic of the dry grounds with culture of the lavender, the olive-trees, the fruit trees on the irrigable zones, in the poorest grounds, holm oaks, cane-apple bushes and thorn-bushes will ensure the vegetable cover. A continental influence in the north of Ardeche in edge of the high plateaus, and the buttresses of the Central Solid mass. The winters are often a little more cold there, beautiful a back season supports the full maturity of the grapes, the heat estival climate is moderate during the nights of summer by breezes of the high plateaus. These fresh breezes support the production of elegant and aromatic wines in addition. The vegetation is more exuberant here, the pines, chestnuts and heathers underline the continental climatic influence of the high plateaus. With the climatic borders of two influences enabling him to cultivate a broad type of vine pallet, the wine soil of southernmost Ardeche into sudden also excesses and angers, storms of hails, gel of spring are current currency and return our producers concerned and reserved as for the forecasts of harvest ''As long as the vintage did not return.''.

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Clarette de Die Imperiale Jaillance Muscat

A pocket friendly medium dry sparkler with only 7% alcohol produced from muscat grapes. It has a fresh crisp flavour of lychees, white peaches and a hint of acacia. An excellent aperitif and delicious with desserts, especially fruit salads or chocolate desserts. [read on...]


£9.95  

A B V: 7% Vintage: non-vintag Color: white Country: France Code: 74119

Les Terrasses White 2010

This easy drinking wine has a citrus bouquet with a delicious crisp fruity flavour and a fresh clean finish. [read on...]


£5.75  

A B V: 12.5% Vintage: 2010 Color: white Country: France Region: Ardeche Code: 76326

Les Terrasses Red 2010

Produced from a blend of Grenache and Merlot. Medium bodied red with a fruity palate and a smooth red berry finish. Great value. [read on...]


£5.80  

A B V: 13.5% Vintage: 2010 Color: red Country: France Region: Ardeche Code: 76343

Ardeche Sauvignon Chardonnay VDP 3L Box

Harvested Early and at the cool time of the day to preserve freshness and aroma. [read on...]


£20.95  

A B V: 13% Vintage: non-vintag Color: unspecifie Country: France Region: Ardeche Code: 63701

Les Terrasses White 2011

Fresh bouquet of white flowers and lemon cake and a fresh lively fruity flavour of citrus and crunchy green apples with just a touch of mint. [read on...]


£6.40  

A B V: 12.5% Vintage: 2011 Color: white Country: France Region: Ardeche Code: 77680

Ardeche Bastide des Roches 3L

Merlot dominates this fine value easy-drinking quaffable red. Black fruits of muklberries and black cherries on the nose which follow on to the palate to marry perfectly with soft silky tannins offering a well balanced well-rounded flavour. [read on...]


£20.95  

A B V: 13.5% Vintage: non-vintag Color: red Country: France Region: Ardeche Code: 77977

Cévennes Rosé BIO 3Litre Box

Delicious rich red fruit flavours. Fresh and lively flavour and BIO as an added bonus. [read on...]


£23.50  

A B V: 12.5% Vintage: non-vintag Color: rose Country: France Region: Ardeche Code: 81139

Cuvée Orelie Rosé 2014

A super rose made from Grenache, Gamay and a touch of Syrah. Pink with violet reflections, the flavour is full, rich and elegant with nuances of redcurrants and cassis. Regularly receives awards for excellence. [read on...]


£7.20  

A B V: 12% Vintage: 2014 Color: rose Country: France Region: Ardeche Code: 81695

Chardonnay Terre d Amandier 11

A delicious Chardonnay produced from a greatly restricted harvest of selected vineyard parcels and which is partially matured in oak. It has rich, creamy aromas with a hint of oak and praline. The flavour has traces of honey, acacia flowers and a subtle elegance. [read on...]


£8.20  

A B V: 13% Vintage: 2010 Color: white Country: France Code: 77777

Richemonts Chardonnay 15

A really delicious inexpensive unoaked Chardonnay which is veratile and will appeal to a wide spectrum of palates. Well rounded with flavours of citrus, apricots and yellow peaches. This will go easily as an aperitif or with food, such as fish and white meats with sauces. [read on...]


£7.10  

A B V: 13% Vintage: 2015 Color: white Country: France Region: Ardeche Code: 82381

Cuvée Orelie Rouge 15

Made up from 80% Merlot and 20% Gamay this attractive easy drinking red has plenty redcurrant and grenadine in the fruity bouquet with just a hint of coconut and a soft, supple flavour with well integrate tannins. [read on...]


£7.20  

A B V: 14% Vintage: 2015 Color: white Country: France Region: Ardeche Code: 82450

Syrah Les Classiques 14

Garnet red with violet reflections. Classic Syrah style with notes of black fruits, white pepper and liquorice. It has good fruit in the flavour with refreshing tannins. [read on...]


£6.90  

A B V: 12% Vintage: 2014 Color: red Country: France Region: Ardeche Code: 82416

Cuvée Gravettes Chardonnay 2016

This Chardonnay is grown on 'Gravettes'- an exceptional terroir made up of a complex minerality soil of stones, sand and clay. Distinctly Burgundian in style, this super wine has a light delicate aroma of white acacia flowers, great complexity in the mouth, almond, lime blossom, buttery and citrus with a finely balanced long finish. Excellent as an aperitif or with fish with sauce or soft cheeses. [read on...]


£9.15  

A B V: 12.5% Vintage: 2015 Color: white Country: France Region: Ardeche Code: 84797

Richmonts Grenache Rosé 2016

Delicate pale pink rose showing classic attractive strawberry flavours and style that is characteristics of Grenache Noir. Charming and very well balanced. [read on...]


£6.85  

A B V: 13% Vintage: 2016 Color: rose Country: France Region: Ardeche Code: 84536

Cuvée Orelie Blanc 16

Versatile easy drinking dry white - a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay - with intense aromas of white flowers (acacia), grapefruit and citrus. A fresh very fruity flavour, round and supple with a hint of citrus [read on...]


£7.15  

A B V: 12.5% Vintage: 2016 Color: white Country: France Region: Ardeche Code: 83884

Terre de Murier Merlot 2015

This Merlot is harvested at full maturity from vines grown on clay-limestone and marls soil. The grapes go through an 18-20 day maceration. After a soft press of the berries the wine is matured in oak vats to let the natural complexity of the terroir reveal itself. The wine offers an expressive nose of liquorice, candied fruits with a hint of vanilla, blackcurrant and spices which transcends to the flavour to blend with smooth, silky tannins. [read on...]


£9.90  

A B V: 14.5% Vintage: 2015 Color: red Country: France Region: Ardeche Code: 84822

Les Terrases White 2016

Terrific crisp all-rounder blend from Grenache Blanc, giving body and ample mouthfeel, and Sauvignon Blanc offering lively fruity flavours of citrus, white flower, crunchy green Granny Smith apples with a whisper of mint. Perfect for everyday drinking, ideal for parties and events. Enjoyable by the glass. [read on...]


£7.80  

A B V: 12% Vintage: 2016 Color: white Country: France Region: Ardeche Code: 84744

Les Terrasses Red 2016

A perfect blend of Merlot and Syrah, this great value red wine offers red fruit aromas of strawberries and raspberries. Round in the mouth, its fruit forward red fruits flavour abounds supported by soft polished tannins. [read on...]


£7.80  

A B V: 13.5% Vintage: 2016 Color: red Country: France Region: Ardeche Code: 84736

Orélie Rouge Sparkling NV

This bold sparkling red is a unique blend of Syrah and Gamay. Ruby red with purplse shades its fine bubbles enhance smooth aromas of red fruits and hints of spices. The intriguing appealing flavour is packed with fruit and sweet fruit. [read on...]


£9.10  

A B V: 12.5% Vintage: non-vintag Color: red Country: France Region: Ardeche Code: 84831

Orelie Blanc Sparkling NV

A delicate sparkling blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. It is a clean and refreshing bubbly with intense aromas of white flowers and citrus, enhanced by fine bubbles on the palate. [read on...]


£9.10  

A B V: 12.% Vintage: non-vintag Color: white Country: France Code: 84858

Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Les Classiques

Fresh, fruity dry wine with a tinge of green. Citrus (lime and grapefruit) on the palate with exotic fruits mingling with excellent minerality and crisp tension. [read on...]


£6.90  

A B V: 12.5% Vintage: 2016 Color: white Country: France Region: Ardeche Code: 84700

Richmonts Sauvignon Blanc 16

An outstanding example of southern French Sauvignon with plenty of citrus and gooseberry fruit flavours. Bright, refreshing and perfect to enjoy by the glass and pairs well with fish and shellfish. [read on...]


£6.85  

A B V: 12.5% Vintage: 2016 Color: white Country: France Region: Ardeche Code: 83893

Viognier, Terre Eglantier 2016

A versatile wine with an intriguing character, full bodied, lush and soft. The nose includes notes of peaches, pears, apricots, tangerines and honeysuckle. The flavour isof dried fruits, acacia honey and tropical fruits. A hedonistic wine, delicious as an aperitif and with fish, especially scallops. [read on...]


£12.80  

A B V: 14% Vintage: 2016 Color: white Country: France Region: Ardeche Code: 84866


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