Vineyard and terroir
Crozes-Hermitage, a multi-faceted terroir
The Crozes-Hermitage vineyard appears around a curve of the Rhône on the left bank, between Vienne and Valence. It spreads alongside the river and on the foothills landscapes.
Les Hauts de Mercurol estate manage a vineyard located on 2 distinct terroirs:
The different terroirs of the estate
Soils from the Rhône high terraces, very ancient and stony: silty and sandy acidic soils on the surface, with more clay of many different colors beneath.
Soils from the ancient lower terraces with pebbles: deep soils of sediments from, very stony, decarbonated for over a meter deep, acidic sandy silt on the surface and sandy red clays deeper down.