The Monplezy PuechThe Soil
Born out of the final convulsions of the Hercynien orogeny, the Puech of Monplezy, the final extension of the Causses plateaus, emerged out of the water some 200-300 million years ago.
The red gravel from Villafranchian sediment, often decarbonised at the surface, help to create a privileged region in which some truly great wines are made. The aromas from the region are particularly unique and they range from:
– laurier to black olives in the Grenache wines
– juniper to crushed juniper wood seeds in the Mourvèdre
– rockrose to pine resin and grey pepper in the Syrah