Vincent Moreau’s first business was in quarrying, which has left him with a deep knowledge of geology. He started studying oenology in 2000, and started growing vines. Settling in the southern Rhone Valley was quite a change after his previous globe-trotting lifestyle. Vincent Moreau fall in love with the terroir of Cairanne and bought his first vineyard in 2004 : Domaine de Galuval that he sold in 2016 to concentrate on his second vineyard that he bought in 2010.At this time he fell under the charm of a beautiful property with views of the spectacular Dentelles de Montmirail and Provence’s tallest mountain, le Mont Ventoux. Most of all, he discovered that it is on an exceptional terroir of red clay and river stones. Such terroir evokes the southern Rhone's best appellations. This decided the matter for him and he bought the Chateau de Ruth from Christian Meffre. His objective is to create not only an outstanding vineyard that brings together tradition and modernity, but also a wine tourism centre which showcases the rich heritage of this remarkable place at Sainte-Cécile-les-Vignes.
AOC Côtes du Rhône Villages Sainte-Cécile was created in 2016. The vineyard area dedicated to AOC Côtes du Rhône Villages within the geographical borders of Sainte-Cécile measures 1,370 hectares and spans the five communes of Sainte Cécile les Vignes, Sérignan du Comtat and Travaillan in Vaucluse, and Suze la Rousse and Tulette in the Drôme.
Mediterranean type climate with high levels of sunshine, moderated and cleansed by the Mistral wind wind.
There are two main soil types in Sainte-Cécile. To the north of the appellation the soils are made up of silty clay with pebbles of varying sizes; to the south we find rounded limestone pebbles on sandy clay.
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