Château Signac

The Estate

Château Signac is located in the Côtes du Rhône Villages, a wine region full of history, with sun-bleached lands and white stone farmhouses. Around a curve in the road, a rocky promontory, the Dent de Signac, overlooks the Cèze valley where the Château Signac vineyards and their old fortified farm had already acquired a reputation for great wines in the 17th century.
Château Signac is one of those unique sites that slowly reveals its mysteries. The access to the Château is through the vineyards. A shady alley leads to the elegant and discreet country houses. And then the timeless domain is then revealed.
Built around a square farmyard, the stone buildings and thick walls protect from the harsh sun. They offer an invitation to take some time and taste their wine in the shade on the terrace overlooking the surrounding vineyards. On this rocky land, mixed with clay and sand, the grape varieties thrive that make up the elegant and generous wines of Château Signac.

Cinsualt et la Combe-d'Enfer

Appellation Chusclan

The entire Château Signac estate resides in the Chusclan appellation; Chusclan is one of the 18 communes of the Côtes du Rhône villages that have the right to have their names printed on the AOC label, the others being Cairanne, Laudun, Massif d’Uchaux, Plan de Dieu, Puyméras, Rasteau, Roaix, Rochegude, Rousset-les-Vignes, Sablet, Saint-Gervais, Saint-Maurice-sur-Eygues, Saint-Pantaléon-les-Vignes, Séguret, Signargues, Valréas and Visan.
Chusclan wines have had a well-established reputation for many years.
Olivier de Serres, considered the father of agriculture, praised them back to the 17th century; the Chusclan wines are mentioned under Louis XIV in a rabbit recipe penned by the Marechal de Grammont: Le lapin d’Arbousset.
Chusclan rosés became Côtes du Rhône Villages Chusclan in 1967 and the reds followed in 1971.
The Côtes du Rhône Villages Chusclan appellation covers about 260 hectares of land encompassing some of the territory of the communes of Chusclan, Codolet, Orsan, Saint-Etienne-des-Sorts and Bagnols-sur-Cèze, in the Department of Gard.

Mourvedre in May

Vineyards

The slopes and terraces of the Château Signac vineyards lay at the foot of the Dent de Signac and consist of gravelly soils with clay and sand. Château Signac has 38 hectares of vineyards which are planted with the grape varieties that are the hallmark of the Rhône: Valley: Grenache (52%), Syrah (23%), Carignan (11%), Counoise (8%), and Mourvèdre (6%).
The rows of vines face the rising sun, and enjoy the best of the day light. Some vines were replanted in the 1990’s while some others have lived more than 50 years. The average age of the vines is over 30 years.

Château Signac: History

History

The site of Signac dates back to 3,000 B.C. The Roman tribe of the Voltinis settled in the area about 30 years BC and began planting vines on the sun-drenched slopes of the “Camp de César” and the plateau of Laudun – Orsan, as far as the outskirts of Signac. The Romans continued planting towards Chusclan. The Benedictine monks continued to tend these vines until the French Revolution.
In 1961, Château Signac only had four hectares of vines. Its owner, Mr. Joannet, slowly transformed the estate with a lot of courage and determination, and increased the vineyards to 38 hectares. In 1989, the Amez-Droz and their partners bought the estate and the vineyard has been in their caring Swiss hands ever since.
To this day, the Château Signac team stays faithful to the heritage and carries on the quest for quality with passion. The wines of Chateau Signac are now known far beyond the region.

Location

Avenue de la Roquette (D121)
FR-30200 BAGNOLS-SUR-CÈZE
Tél: +33 (0) 4 66 89 58 47
Fax: + 33 (0) 4 66 50 28 32
E-Mail: info@chateau-signac.com

Dégustation et vente sur le domaine

Du lundi au vendredi: de 9 h à 12 h et de 14 h à 18 h.
Samedi: de 9 h à 12 h ou sur rendez-vous

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