Appellation Côtes d’Auvergne

Our wines have held the label AOP Côtes d’Auvergne since 2011. . Located on the oldest and largest European volcano, the appellation Côtes d’Auvergne covers five vineyards: Châteaugay, Chanturgue, Madargues, Boudes, Corent. Our wines enjoy a high level of minerality and incomparable crispness that boast of their volcanic origin and a terroir made of ash, lava and basalt deposits.

Boudes, the southernmost Auvergne vineyard, is a beautiful wine producing village, with terraced vines in the Vallée des Saints. All this makes Boudes an exceptional vineyard for structured, fleshy wines that blend strength and elegance. A perfect union between wine and terroir.

Madargue is near the magnificent town of Riom, a surprising blend of a sandy and green clay terroir that produces balanced, structured and remarkable wines. This is the least known Auvergne terroir.

At the edge of the wine growing village of Châteaugay, dominated by its magnificent chateau, the vines enjoy an extraordinary volcanic terroir and a great deal of sunshine. Finely structured wines that are very fruity and ebullient. Extraordinary !

Chanturgue is a magnificent small vineyard that sits above the town of Clermont-Ferrand and its cathedral, with a few hectares that recall the glory days of Auvergne vineyards. Fruit, structure, elegance and finesse characterise the wines from this singular terroir. Exceptional!

The Corentvineyard, located on the slopes of an ancient volcano, has vines that produce a magnificent “vin gris” that derives its unique character from soil that is rich in pouzzuolana. This wine has a wonderfully rounded texture, a gentle mineral quality and rich, dense fresh fruit tones. It is Auvergne’s favourite rosé.

Reserved for red, rosé and white wines,AOC Côtes d’Auvergne is a wine produced from (white) Chardonnay grapes and (red) Gamay and Pinot Noir grapes harvested from 53 communes in the Puy-de-Dôme. The geographic denominations Boudes, Chanturgue, Châteaugay and Madargue are reserved for red wines. The denomination Corent is reserved for rosé wines.

In the vineyards, the proportion of the main grape variety is 50% or more, which must be Gamay (for red and rosé wines). The Syrah, Pinot gris or even Sauvignon are also made and sold under a Puy de Dôme IGP (indication géographique protégée), as are some wines, most of which are pinots noirs.
A specifications list sets out the yield variety as well as the quality of berries, optimum ripeness, and quality of harvests.