Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Signargues is a wine of controlled origin from the vineyards of the southern Rhône valley produced on the right bank of the Rhône river in the Gard department. It is one of the eighteen geographical names within the Côtes-du-Rhône Villages appellation of origin.
Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Signargues is a red wine produced in the villages of Rochefort-du-Gard, Domazan, Estézargues and Saze.
Signargues is a plateau located 150 meters above the Rhone, it is the southernmost vineyard of the Côtes du Rhône Villages with a dry and hot climate very influenced by the Mistral. At the crossroads between the city of the Popes of Avignon and the Roman aqueduct bridge: the Pont du Gard.
The Signargues plateau is steeped in history. The Roman occupation at the height of the Roman Empire has left us with vestiges, notably the double-sided statuette of Bacchus and Ariadne, which is now on display at the Louvre in Paris. But it was in 736 that the Signargues plateau made history.
It is the scene of one of the bloodiest battles between the troops of Charles Martel and those of the Saracens who occupied the South of France.
Charles Martel emerged victorious but legend has it that it took three whole days to bury the dead.
In commemoration, the Frankish king built on these places, a chapel dedicated to Saint-Jean des Vignes. Moreover, the term "Sign" refers to the blood spilled as for "Argues" finds its etymological root in the Roman city.
Witness to this tumultuous past, the vineyard of the Signargues plateau, planted on the old bed of the Rhône, is rooted in one of the noblest terroirs in the region.
The thousand-year-old rolled pebbles, reddened by iron oxide deposited by the Rhône from the Alps, allow the vines to produce great red wines, subtle, elegant and racy.
The nearby scrubland brings very particular aromas of undergrowth and black fruits.
It was in 2005 that the vineyard was consecrated Côtes du Rhône Villages with geographical name and also the first appearance of our Côtes du Rhône Villages Signargues Vieilles Vignes. Then our Domaine du Fournier will come in 2011.