Domaine Les Vigneaux is a third-generation family business located in Valvign¨res half way between Montlimar and Aubenas, Ardeche. This 13-hectare vineyard is planted with Chardonnay, Viognier, Syrah, Grenache, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon and run by Christophe Comte. The domain received AB organic certification in 2001 but has adopted biodynamic methods as early as 2009. The soil is worked lightly, enriched with organic fertilizers and sprayed with plant concoctions, which helps to minimize the use of copper. It also stimulates the vines self-defence mechanisms and the microbial life of the soils.
The ultimate goal is to find the right balance and bring out the subtleties of the terroir in each cuvee. Christophe has adopted non-interventionist winemaking methods using neither additives nor any sulphur. A lovely juicy Syrah bursting with healthy smiling purple colour and exuding a warm nose of ripe cassis fruit. Ecocert certified. The Pinot Noir has bold red and dark blue fruit flavours and soft spices.