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The vineyard of the Domain Saint Firmin displays landscapes with multiple features. Grapevines at the edge of the garrigue and split on several levels, vines in rolling hills, and finally, vines in plains found on Uzès’ hills. Those three territories: the loess, the soil of decomposed marl, and the siliceous soil, make the richness and diversity of the Domain. The composition of the soil affects the properties organoleptic of the wines.
The loess: a clay-limestone soil
In the north-west of Uzès, at the border of the garrigue, the nature shaped clay-limestone hills 140 millions years ago. Those hills, called loess, are classified as AOP Duché d’Uzès. Loess is reference to the nature of the soil, which is particularly suitable for the Mediterranean grape varieties: syrah, white grenache, muscat petit grain, viognier and roussanne.
The soil of decomposed marl: a ground of ancient clay
In the West of the Duchy of Uzès, are soil of decomposed marl of 80 millions years. This soil produces wines of great freshness, with a great aromatic intricacy. The varieties carignan, syrah, black grenache and viognier will subtly give the best of themselves.
The siliceous soil: a soil with a light and airy ground
In the plains of Uzès, siliceous soil composed of sand will reveal light and fine wines. This ground is behind our dainty rosé and whites wines. The varieties black grenache, vermentino et muscat are the roots of our fresh and fruity blends for our summer wines.
From this diversity comes….
a great aromatic wealth
The more ancient soil, planted with old grapevines, will give rich, delicate and intricate wines.
The more recent soil will bring another variety of aroma in order to create balanced assemblage.