Château de Ruth
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Château de Ruth covers 110 hectares, with vines located in appellations Côtes du Rhône Villages Sainte-Cécile, Côtes du Rhône and Vin De Pays Vaucluse. This estate, whose name appears in documents as early as 1561, is one of the oldest in the Rhone Valley. Throughout its rich history, the Château de Ruth has always brought a modern approach to wine making. Now it benefits from the experience and expertise of Philippe Cambie, a highly-regarded oenologist in the southern Rhône area and particularly Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This is a real new start for the estate, which has over a hundred hectares of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre, as well as 80-year old Carignan bush vines (free standing without wires) on the upper slopes.

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Vincent Moreau, owner of Château de Ruth

Vincent Moreau’s first business was in quarrying, which has left him with a deep knowledge of geology. He started studying oenology in 2000, and started growing vines. Settling in the southern Rhone Valley was quite a change after his previous globe-trotting lifestyle. Vincent Moreau fall in love with the terroir of Cairanne and bought his first vineyard in 2004 : Domaine de Galuval that he sold in 2016 to concentrate on his second vineyard that he bought in 2010.At this time he fell under the charm of a beautiful property with views of the spectacular Dentelles de Montmirail and Provence’s tallest mountain, le Mont Ventoux. Most of all, he discovered that it is on an exceptional terroir of red clay and river stones. Such terroir evokes the southern Rhone's best appellations. This decided the matter for him and he bought the Chateau de Ruth from Christian Meffre. His objective is to create not only an outstanding vineyard that brings together tradition and modernity, but also a wine tourism centre which showcases the rich heritage of this remarkable place at Sainte-Cécile-les-Vignes.

About Sainte-Cécile-les-Vignes (AOC)

AOC Côtes du Rhône Villages Sainte-Cécile was created in 2016. The vineyard area dedicated to AOC Côtes du Rhône Villages within the geographical borders of Sainte-Cécile measures 1,370 hectares and spans the five communes of Sainte Cécile les Vignes, Sérignan du Comtat and Travaillan in Vaucluse, and Suze la Rousse and Tulette in the Drôme.

  • Climate

Mediterranean type climate with high levels of sunshine, moderated and cleansed by the Mistral wind wind.

  • Soil

There are two main soil types in Sainte-Cécile. To the north of the appellation the soils are made up of silty clay with pebbles of varying sizes; to the south we find rounded limestone pebbles on sandy clay.

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