Vineyard and terroir

To give birth to and make perceptible the unique and inimitable aroma called to become the aroma of the Ad Fines terroir

Ad Fines is made up of three parcels of vines of less than one hectare each, located on the northern slopes of the Luberon Massif, at an altitude of 160 m, and driven towards excellence: Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Serine du Rhône Nord, which comes from massal selection in Côte-Rôtie.



The soil of Ad Fines is clay-limestone, stony (limestone scree) and sandy, allowing a continuous but never excessive water supply to the vine. The subsoil, the soul of the terroir, is composed of calcareous molasse dating from the Miocene Burdigalian Tertiary (-17 to 20 million years), i.e. sandstone cemented by friable clayey limestone. This characteristic of our soil allows a retention of water and a slow release of it and thus a progressive feeding of the vine, thus accompanying our grapes to perfect maturity.



All measures have been taken in order to reach our objective of pure expression of the terroir and restoration of the microbial life of the soils: density higher than 5000 vines per hectare, low yields of less than 30 hectoliters per hectare, i.e. a very low production per vine, working of the soil, high trellising, no synthetic chemical product has ever been used on the property.