Vineyards and terroir

Bringing out and making perceptible the unique and inimitable aroma destined to become the aroma of the Ad Fines terroir.

Ad Fines is made up of three parcels of vines, each less than a hectare in size, located on the northern slopes of the Luberon Massif at an altitude of 160 metres. They are all driven by a quest for excellence: Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Serine du Rhône Nord, produced by massal selection in Côte-Rôtie.



The soil at Ad Fines is clay-limestone, stony (limestone scree) and sandy, allowing the vines to receive a continuous, but never excessive, supply of water. The subsoil, the soul of the terroir, is composed of calcareous molasse dating from the Miocene Burdigalian Tertiary (17 to 20 million years ago), i.e. sandstone cemented by crumbly, clayey limestone. This characteristic of our terroir allows water to be retained and released slowly, so that the vines are fed gradually, helping our grapes to reach perfect ripeness.



Every measure has been taken to achieve our objective of pure expression of the terroir and restoration of the soil’s microbial life: density of over 5,000 vines per hectare, low yields of less than 30 hectolitres per hectare, i.e. very low production per vine stock, tillage, high trellising, no synthetic chemicals have ever been used on the estate.