Domaine de l'Amauve

 
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 The vineyard of Domaine de l'Amauve, very parcelled out, like very often in Provence, includes 24 vine fields on a total surface of 12 hectares. 
Most of the vineyard is run to make wines from the AOC Côtes of the Rhone Villages Séguret red, rosé and white, and the rest will make IGP wine red and rosé (especially IGP Vin de Pays de Vaucluse).
 

The culture of the vine is traditional with tillage and limitation of phytosanitary treatments. The estate is in conversion to Organic Growing. It will be certified in 2019. The treatments of the vineyard are done with simple elements like copper sulfate and sulfur according to the Organic rules. The treatments are decided according to the weather, the presence of disease or parasites in the environment and the stage of development of the vine.

The production is voluntarily limited in the vineyard in order to produce grapes ready to be used for the development of high quality wines. The limitation of the crop is natural in the old vines, however, in order to ensure a better regularity, we grow grass on every second row. In the young vines, the grass grown does not have a sufficient effect so, the green harvest is done as a method of selection of the grapes and control of the crop. This operation of green harvest is done from the beginning of June to end of July.

 
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Various types of grounds of the exploitation: . .
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 In AOC Côtes du Rhône and Côtes du  Rhône Séguret Villages: Low register grounds.
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. Grounds of argillaceous sediments.
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"Table Wine" / "Vin de Pays":
Peastone grounds on the edge of the river.
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. Grounds of argillaceous sediments.
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Various varieties of vines present on the exploitation: . .
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Black grape varieties to make red wines: Black Grenache Typical and main grape variety for South Rhône wines.
. Syrah  It came from the North of the Rhône Valley.
. Mourvedre It came from Spain a long time ago. Makes long living wines.
. Cinsault Typical grape variety. Makes fruity wines.
. Carignan  Productive variety of vine present only to make "Vin de Pays" and "Vin de Table".
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White grape varieties to make white wines: Viognier  A superb grape variety which gives very aromatic wines, coming from the North of the Rhône Valley.
. Grenache blanc  Typical variety of vine in the Rhône Valley. Brings white fruit characters.
. Clairette  Also typical of the Rhône Valley. Brings floral character to white wines.
. Ugni-Blanc An old grape variety, typical of the South Rhône Valley. Bring a lot of acidity and freshness to the wite wines.
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