The landscapes and lands of the Domaine de l’Arjolle represent a beautiful mosaic of diversity, like the winegrowers who cultivate them and the wines made from them.
While some places such as the heights of Pechs (hills) offer beautiful views over large and hilly countryside, others such as the banks of Thongue are more grotesque. There is a common character that links all of the Arjolle soils: they are generous and able to give the best of themselves.
On the plateau of the Domaine de l’Arjolle, the soils are dense made up of gravelly clays from the Pliocene era. This type of soil is very good for the grape variety such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache.
In the proximity of Pechs Heights the parcels are of gravelike clay marls developed on soft limestone. It is on these well- structured and allimeted lands where the finest Syrah grapes are harvested, which will give all the finesse to our Paradoxe.
The most common landscape on the estate is a limestone molasse, structured in the Miocene era. The soil, light in colour, is composed of sandy or sandy-lime marls that are of varying depths. These lands are generous, easy to work, and covered by grass in autumn, which protects them from erosion provoked by heavy winter rains. It is on these well- ventilated steep terrace-like parcels that we grow Sauvignons, Chardonnays, Muscats and Viogniers which will yield the best white wines of the Arjolle.
At the bottom of slopes or along the waterways that flow across the landscape, there are alluvial soils and slope-bottom colluvial sections. It is on this type of land, where water is limited, that the best terroirs are found for cultivating Merlots and Cabernet Francs of the estate. Production and strength are regulated by the use of permanent vegetation between the rows of vines. Selective harvesting of Merlot allows the creation of the Equinoxe Merlot of Arjolle.
The property’s vineyards and landscapes are wonderful places for everyday life. “Our passion is to promote the biodiversity of these natural spaces and to improve the quality of our lands so we can continue to produce wines that match our dedication.”
This commitment is reflected at the Domaine de l’Arjolle by the clearing up, for example, of overgrown environments contributing to the appearance of two varieties of wild orchids. The plantation of 950 trees and bushes favours the installation of habitats for birds and insects. The creation of three temporary ponds to satiate this small community with water. Moreover, the care given to grassed edges of vines contributes to the development of fauna and flora and therefore improving the quality of the soil and water.
The Arjolle winegrowers are proud to produce wines that contribute to the balance of the planet and the happiness of the people who live on it.
Cet engagement pour la biodiversité se traduit par l’éclaircissement de milieux embroussaillés contribuant à l’apparition de deux variétés d’orchidées sauvages; des habitats d’oiseaux et d’insectes s’installent dans les 950 arbres et arbustes nouvellement plantés ainsi qu’à proximité des trois mares temporaires.
This commitment to biodiversity is reflected in the clearing up of overgrown environments contributing to the appearance of two varieties of wild orchids; bird and insect habitats are set up in the 950 newly planted trees and shrubs as well as near the three temporary ponds.
The care and good management of the grassy edges of the vines develop the biodiversity of the fauna and flora, contributing to the quality of soil and water.
This long and meticulous work is exhilarating! The winegrowers of Arjolle are happy to pass on this testimony to you so that together, producing and selling wine contributes to the balance of our planet and to the happiness of the people who inhabit it.