DOMAINE COMBE DE LA BELLE
30800 Saint-Gilles - Languedoc-Roussillon
On the edge of the Carmargue, between Nîmes and Arles, Domaine Combe de la Belle dominates the town of Saint-Gilles, famous for its Abbey, a traditional stop-over place for pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago. All along the Rhône Valley, stony alluvium was deposited during the Ice Age, which contributed to the formation of the exceptional soil of the vineyards of the region. The terroir is made up of Villafranchian gravel locally known as "Grès" (sandstone), resulting from periods of alternating glaciation and warming in the Quaternary Era. The estate is made up of 4 hectares of vines including Syrah, Grenache,Tempranillo and Aubun. For the Syrah and Grenache, the vines are trellised, while the Tempranillo and Aubun are goblet-pruned. The yields are moderate and the harvests are carried out exclusively by hand.