THE VINEYARD : LA PUJADE
“La Pujade”, meaning “hillside”, takes its sense from Occitan. Protective hills encircle our vines, nestling in their sheltered hollow. The local varieties find their place – Carignan first, then Syrah, Mourvèdre and Grenache. A parcel of Roussanne lies a little to the north, touching the garrigue at its limits, and another of Vermentino and Roussanne to the east. 55 hectares in total, of which 45 are planted, the rest harbouring pines, aromatic plants and wildlife of all kinds.
Clay soils of deep red earth are lightened by aeolian sand, brought to the valley by winds from ancient volcanos. The mix brings a graceful elegance to the wines, a freshness and intense pure fruit.