The Domaine Les Évigneaux spreads over 10 hectares in Rasteau, a charming village in the southern Rhone Valley. Perched on a hill overlooking the Dentelles de Montmirail Mountains, the uneven terrain of the Rasteau vineyards offers a great diversity of soils and a fascinating landscape. From one terrace to another, depending on the slopes, we go from a clay-chalk soil to blue marl, and rounded pebbles to red marl. With over fifteen plots spread over the entire Rasteau appellation, this estate takes full advantage of this geological diversity which has assured the reputation of this Rhone Valley Cru.
On the lower terraces, the soil strewn with rounded pebbles is perfect for the Grenache vines which produce wines with a profile of great warmth and character, typical of the southern Rhone Valley. On the hillsides, the poorer soil, clay-chalk and sometimes almost sandy, give a more subtle profile and are equally good for the Grenache vines and the region’s other emblematic varietals: Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan, etc. We blend these different profiles to create complex wines with great aromatic force as well as finesse and elegance.