Producer wine
La Roche Buissière

COUNTRY :
France

REGION :
Rhone Valley

PRODUCTION :
60,000 bottles/year

Located northeast of Vaison-La-Romaine in the southern Côtes du Rhone, Antoine and Laurence Joly work 18 hectares of organic vineyards making some of our favorite wines in the region. They maintain a freshness and lightness in their wines by dedicating themselves to very intense vineyard work that allows them to harvest earlier than several other producers in their area, resulting in less concentrated and lower alcohol wines.


Antoine’s family has run the estate since the early 1970’s (his grandfather was a beekeeper in the area and his father Pierre returned to live a more simple life after his involvement in the Parisian student riots of 1968). Pierre was a pioneer of organic viticulture in the Rhone and the vineyards have been certified since the 1980s, although he sold most of the grapes to the local co-op when he started. Antoine and Laurence took over in 1999 and, since 2003, have vinified 100% of the harvest themselves.

 

CUVÉES
Wine

“Le Rosé”

Region: Rhone
Grape:
Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvèdre
Vineyard Size: 4 hectares
Soil: limestone, clay, silt
Average Age of Vines: 25 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: destemmed, 15 day fermentation
Aging: 6-8 months in concrete tanks
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: 10-15mg/L

Wine

“Petit Jo”

Region: Rhone
Grape:
Grenache, Syrah
Vineyard Size: 4 hectares
Soil: limestone, clay, silt
Average Age of Vines: 25 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: destemmed, 15 day fermentation
Aging: 6-8 months in concrete tanks
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: 10-15mg/L

Wine

“Petite Jeanne”

Region: Rhone
Grape:
Grenache, Syrah
Vineyard Size: 4 hectares
Soil: limestone, clay, silt
Average Age of Vines: 15-20 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 90% destemmed, 6 day fermentation
Aging: bottled in november
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: none

Wine

“Prémices”

Region: Rhone
Grape:
Grenache
Vineyard Size: 2.5 hectares
Soil: limestone, clay, silt
Average Age of Vines: 25 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: destemmed, 15 day fermentation
Aging: 6-8 months in concrete tanks
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: none

Wine

“Flonflons”

Region: Rhone
Grape:
Grenache, Syrah
Vineyard Size: 2.5 hectares
Soil: limestone, clay, silt
Average Age of Vines: 25 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: destemmed, 15 day fermentation
Aging: 6-8 months in concrete tanks
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: 10-15mg/L

Wine

“Gaia”

Region: Rhone
Grape:
Syrah, Grenache
Vineyard Size: 2.5 hectares
Soil: limestone, clay, silt
Average Age of Vines: 25 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 80% destemmed, 20 day fermentation
Aging: 15 months in concrete tanks
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: 10-15mg/L