This red grape variety cultivated in the Rhone Valley produces wines with low alcohol content but a strong colour. A late-budding grape variety, it is also known as Vaccarèse or Camarèse. Often associated with Grenache, it produces tannic wines with a peppery aroma. The Brun Argenté stands out for its aromatic originality, providing finesse and a rustic feel to the wine. It’s an accessory grape variety which shouldn’t exceed 10% of the grape variety.
Mainly cultivated in Languedoc, Carignan is native to Spain. A grape variety that thrives in hot, dry soils, Carignan produces a wine of beautiful colour, structure and tannin. Carignan is a late-budding grape variety. It is productive and its bunches are large, compact, spherical, with medium to large grapes. Its skin is bluish-black and thick. Carignan is not afraid of drought, which is why it has been successfully planted in warm regions. It is an accessory grape variety that shouldn’t exceed 10% of the grape variety.
The origin of this grape variety is no longer disputed. Recent analyses have shown that Syrah is a natural cross between Mondeuse Blanche (a grape variety from Savoy) and Dureza, an old variety native to the Ardèche. It is an expressive grape variety with a beautiful aromatic richness and a strong colour intensity. Syrah expresses fruity, floral and spicy scents. It is one of the so-called “complementary” grape varieties of the appellation along with Mourvèdre. Together they should represent at least 20% of the grape variety.