Clay and limestone with variations of pebbles, rollers and stones limestones. Vineyard in Cordon de Royat.
Direct pressing. Fermentation in barrels for 10 days then switches to a small thermo-regulated tank. Aging on lees for 3 months.
Val des Rois
Val des Rois is a small family domain in Valréas. It’s the most Northern village of the Côtes du Rhône. The vineyards are managed by Emmanuel Romain, ninth generation wine grower. His father Romain came from Burgundy to Valréas in 1969.
Emmanuel originally trained as a biologist and combines tradition and modernity to produce delicate wines. His aim is to show the expression of terroir and the quality of the grapes. In 2013 the domain was awarded organic certification by Ecocert. The whole estate is free from use of synthetic products. Its soil is enriched only by organic matter.
The clay and limestone slopes are conducive to the expression of the wine. The relative altitude of 350 to 400 meters gives this terroir a balanced acidity and a delicacy of tannins specific to this appellation. The main varieties, Grenache and Syrah, are suited to the Mediterranean climate. The Mistral wind keeps the weather dry and mild, which is essential to the characteristics of the terroir. In total 10 Ha are exploited.
In 2020 Stéphane Vedeau’s Clos Bellane took over the exploitation of the winery. At Chabrol we’ve been in business with Stéphane since 2006. His two wineries Clos Bellane and La Ferme du Mont have been in our product line for years. We applaud the freshness and purity of this new accessible range of Val des Rois.