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Our vineyard

Where we are

We made the decision to call ourselves «Un Coin Sur Terre» or « A Place on Earth » with the goal of highlighting the « Earth » ; the most important aspect of our business, our vineyard and our wines… and « A Place » called Vauvert where we are based and continue to « grow ».

Our vines are among the most southern in the Rhone Valley as they are located on the outskirts of the region known as Carmargue.
You can find them at the center of a triangle formed by the cities of Nîmes, Montpellier and Arles, in the midst of the Petite « Little » Camargue at the junction of the Languedoc and Provence regions in France.

There, you can find, among the hills of Costières, a very diverse landscape :
– To the south, the Camargue « natural treasure »and the Mediterranean Sea,
– To the west, the Cévennes Mountains,
– To the north, the Mont Ventoux,
– To the east, the Alpilles Mountains.

Culture

The Petite Camargue shares its culture, its land and its economy among various agricultural activities including ; the tradition of bulls (raising both horses and bulls which are a particular to the region), rice fields, vegetable and fruit cultivation and last, but not least, wine.

The surrounding ecosystem is protected as it is host to Scamandre pond as well as its observatory. You can also find an incredibly diverse climate including humid Mediterranean areas, bird nature reserves, and a variety wild flora and fauna.

When we know the role that the environment plays in agriculture and winemaking, we are ever increasingly appreciative of the natural beauty that surrounds us and our vines.

The Land

The land in « Costières » has a long history. The Rhone River plays an important role in the character of our wines.

Our vines are planted in soil which is « multi-faceted ».
– The topsoil is mostly composed of clay, silt and small stones called « Gress » brought by the Rhone.
– The subsoil is composed of clay and limestone.

These two layers complement one another and give the vines as well as the grapes a very good base on which to make balanced and expressive wines.

The Rhone valley is « swept », so to speak, by the strong winds known as the « mistral » which originate from the North and help to lift the humid air up and away.

In this way, our proximity to the Mediterranean and other bodies of water gives us a sunny climate and reduced risk of fall storms, which are prevalent in the region.

Varietals

Mourvèdre

We began in 2015 with one hectare of Mourvèdre, and our wines are still mostly comprised of this Spanish varietal. It offers a rustic, yet unique character with all the historic relevance that the profession of winemaking evokes.

Syrah

The Syrah was incorporated into our vineyard in 2016. This varietal is very lively, but also fragile.
From a taste point of view, this grape brings complexity as well as spice aromas to our wines. 

Our Vineyard is growing!

At the beginning of 2017, we signed a partnership with other young farmers here in Vauvert.
We are leasing just over 3 hectares of vines from them and thus converting the land to organic agriculture.
We have in mind a special blend for the 2017 vintage, which will be composed of:
Carignan, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah

We can’t wait!!! 

Contact us

Un Coin Sur Terre

31 rue Mercat Viel
30600, Vauvert
France
GPS Coordinates : 43.691596 / 4.306217

Landline : 09 81 93 29 54
Mobile : 06 34 50 44 05

contact@uncoinsurterre.com

Tours and tastings by appointment

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