The Dorgonne site is exceptional. Located on the South foothills of Luberon, the estate of 70 hectares (of a single piece) is located at a height of 350 metres surrounded by holm oaks and garrigues.
The soil is composed of about 60% sand and alluvium and 40% clay and limestone.
This specific composition, with sand in the upper layers and clay and limestone in the lower layers, allows to to drain the soil perfectly while forming water reserves deep down.
The different varieties of grape were planted in the most adequate plots:
The white varieties on plots containing mainly sand
The red varieties on plots containing more clay and limestone in depth
The relatively high position of the estate ensures a slow maturing process for grape.
Cool nights allow the sugar content to increase progressively, thus favouring delicacy and avoiding any excessive heaviness (on the contrary hot nights emphasise imbalance and vinosity in wines).