Village: Grospierres Province: Rhone Valley Established: 2002 Owners:Benoít Chazallon
Ardeche is in south-west Rhone where the days are hot and nights are cool, the soil is rocky with a mix of limestone and clay. Benoít Chazallon took over the grounds of his parents’ 13th century castle Châteaux de la Selve to convert in to biodynamic vineyards in 2002. Organic certification was gained in 2008.
Benoít works hard in the vineyard giving specific attention to the balance and life of the soils, ensuring that he extracts as much minerality and expression he can from the soil. The wines are delicate with a subtle complexity and expressive of the terroir.