Located on the East of the village of Vinsobres and protected from the mistral, it was the ancient possession of the monastery St. Caesarius of Nyons, historical records show that the locality was once called St. Vincent and renowned for the quality of its wines. A chapel which no longer exists, was erected in memory of "St. Vincent," the patron saint of winegrowers. It is in this special place during the 1920s, that the Domaine Saint Vincent was established.
In 2012, the Domaine Saint Vincent became property of the family LESCOCHE. Now in their capable hands, lies the destiny of this vintage with the ambition to continue the work accomplished and aspire towards an improving quality and renown in the sector.
Under the leadership of the Lescoche Family, the estate gradually returns to its original colors. Year after year, the Domaine Saint Vincent renews its machinery and takes great care of its plots in order to increase the quality of the production. 20 % of the plots are strategically replanted by selecting meticulously the best varieties of grapes such as Grenache and Syrah.
The estate covers 60 hectares. CRU reds and Côtes du Rhône are the main production, but we also produce our whites and rosés.
Altitude plots are on slopes ranging from 200 to 350 m guarantee a good harvest for the production of wines with strong typicality.
VINEYARDS OF THE RHÔNE VALLEY
Vinsobres is an original name and one of which its winemakers are proud! Its exact origins are not entirely clear. According to Latin etymology, Vinsobres is derived from “Vinsobris” meaning “vines” and “work”. This explanation would suggest that Vinsobres has long been a village of vineyards and wine producers.
This wine region covers just 7km of hillsides in the commune of Vinsobres, in Provençal Drôme.
The Vinsobres terroir is characterised by its high density of Syrah vines which lend the wines their remarkable freshness and spicy character. Situated in Provençal Drôme, Vinsobres is one of the region’s highest altitude appellations. It benefits from the influence of the Pre-Alps and local winds.
It also enjoys a Mediterranean influence. The summers are warm and dry owing to the rise in latitude of anticyclones interspersed with severe storms. The commune of Vinsobres enjoys a great deal of sunshine.