There are thousands of years, inland seas secondary and tertiary eras deposited successive layers of sediment, which now form the basement of the vineyard. Then, under the impact of Quaternary glaciations, the Rhone destroyed everything in its path. He managed to pull boulders in the Alps. Polished by water, the boulders were deposited in areas where the current slowed. The pebbles, true hallmarks of the appellation soil, are unique in restitution to grapes heat stored during the day. They thus contribute to a perfect cure.
The basement is mostly consisting of clay. To supply water, the vine can take root up to three meters deep. This is where the "old vines" used to obtain higher quality grapes. Two other soils make up the vineyards of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. To the west, land of hard limestone with clay subsoil, or formed of sandstone. To the eastern, slopes of sandy soil, formed by the removal of the Rhone, which spread between woodlands and rocky plateaus. This is the case for our vineyard. However we have some plots that have calcareous clay features with pebbles. To develop their wine, winemakers play on this diversity by combining the different soils or otherwise not in choosing one on the occasion of a particular vintage.