The Landscape

The hanging gardens of the Côtes-du-Rhône

Sculpted by man for over 2000 years, the Côte-Rôtie boasts a spectacular landscape


with hillsides sometimes as steep as a 60% gradient! To help secure the earth, the men who work the land have built stone walls known locally as "cheys". Some of them date back to the Roman era. This extreme landscape still represents a challenge for today's winemakers. Trimming, maintaining the terraces, fencing, harvesting by hand... It is an unimaginably complex task! Here more than anywhere you will understand the effort, patience and uncompromising nature of the people who make the appellation's wines. If they choose to dedicate their lives to these small, vertiginous terroirs, it is because they contain all of the finesse and elegance of the Côte-Rôtie wines.


Discover our steep hillsides...

Côte-Rôtie from the air
The Côte-Rôtie Syrah Conservatory
I remember a blind tasting held by Gilbert Clusel where we tasted two wines ...