Explore an outstanding area for winegrowing…
Just a few kilometres from Uzès and Anduze, at the gateway to the Cevennes and the famous Pont du Gard, independent winegrowers Jean-Marc and Emmanuel Floutier farm 70 hectares of vines passed down from generation to generation. They take a respectful approach to managing the clay-limestone soils.
The Floutier family has been growing wine for over 300 years and the current incumbents produce varietal wines and remarkable blends labelled Protected Geograpical Indication Pays d’Oc and Cévennes, and Protected Designation of Origin Duché d’Uzes.
The vineyards are located in two different villages - Savignargues and Aigremont. No fewer than thirteen different grape varieties are grown at Domaine Grand-Chemin. They include Syrah, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Grenache Gris, Cinsault, Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Viognier.
Between the sea and the mountains …
The hot, sunny days typical of the Mediterranean climate are followed by cool nights in the foothills of the Cevennes. This location lends the vineyards an ideal microclimate for producing wines with intense aromas.
Our environmental pledge
Environmental conservation and care for his employees’ health prompted Emmanuel Floutier to make a commitment to sustainable winegrowing several years ago. The estate belongs to the Terr’Avenir association which has been certified ISO 14001 since April 2012.
Our objectives are to reduce herbicide inputs by reverting to tillage; use grass cover around the edges of the vineyards to prevent products from trickling into the water; ensure equipment and facilities comply with standards; and improve management of solid and liquid waste.
Although he has cutting-edge equipment, Emmanuel Floutier lets natural physical processes do most of the work. He is mindful to show care for the grapes and control temperatures in the fermenters, both of which help preserve finesse, exuberance and aroma in the wine.