Costiers De Nimes
Located 25 km from Nimes, Château Roubaud, the 75 hectares property has been family run since 1900.
Since 1927, Louis Thomas sold his wine "Château Roubaud" in bottles, which allows him to benefit from the controlled Appellation "Côtes du Rhône". In 1950, after the creation of the Appellation "V.D.Q.S." (Wine Delimited of High Quality), Château Roubaud became one of the most highly reputed vineyards and the pride of Mr. Thomas was to have been the first to bottle his wine in the "Costières du Gard".
In 1957, he retired and let his daughter, Annie Molinier, take over the business, which she brilliantly performed maintaining the tradition, the name and dynamism, that contributed in 1986 to being included in the list of the Controlled Appellation "Costières de Nîmes". Awarded regularly with gold or silver medals during agricultural competitions in Paris and in Mâcon, Château Roubaud follows the classical wine making process while incorporating modern techniques of oenology. The wine area is located in a natural prolongation of the Rhône Valley in somewhat nutrient poor lands with plenty of reddish round stones coming from the Alps. These stones assure a perfect maturity and low yield for the principal grape varieties: Carignan, Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, which give this wine
In 2003 Annie handed over the buisiness to her two children Guillaume and Francoise and so the winery continues with another generation and more awards.
Cave de Rasteau
Cotes du Rhone
All the Rasteau vintages contain grenache noir which makes structured aromatic wines with generosity and fullness.
The grenache is blended with syrah and mourvèdre to give the wines balance and personality.
Syrah provides lovely strong colours, aromas of red fruit, violet and pepper and adds delicacy and complexity.
Mourvèdre, grown on the best-exposed land, has well-defined tannins which give red wine its staying power and helps to express the quality and intensity of the aromas as the wine ages.
Chateau de Vertheuil Montaunoir is a family estate of 28 hectares located 45 km southeast of Bordeaux, on the hillside overlooking the Garonne river. The vineyards were purchased by the grandfather of Genevieve Ricard who was dedicated to producing a congenial wine in order to provide for his large family. It is current operated by Genevieve with her husband Philippe Durand who is the winemaker.