Terroir and Vines Domaine Cinq Vents Wine Montpeyroux France

Terroir & Vines

dcv-vineyard-1The vines are all situated in the commune of Montpeyroux. Many of the vines are now over 30 years old. The majority are at an altitude of 350 metres. The soil on the causse is very stony with a mixture of limestone and clay surrounded by the herbs of the garrigue, including rosemary, thyme and lavender. The climate is Mediterranean, characterized by exceptional sunshine and heavy rainfall in Spring and Autumn.  The Languedoc winds help to cool the vineyard in the summer and to keep the vines healthy and disease free.

dcv-vineyard-2The vines are in the Appellation d’Origine Protegee (AOP): Languedoc and benefit from the local designation: Montpeyroux.  They also fall within the AOP: Terrasses du Larzac  which since 2014 has had its own separate designation.

dcv-vineyard-3The grape varieties are Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Carignan and for the white Rousanne and Chardonnay. The altitude of the vines produces a longer cooler growing season which combined with low yields and organic techniques results in high quality grapes with good concentration and flavour.