Next time you’re in a vineyard look down.
Soil can have a massive impact on the quality of wine. If you don’t believe us you can read more here. ‘Soil does two things for wine. It impacts how grapes absorb (or don’t absorb) nutrients, and it provides drainage for the roots of grapevines. There are, of course, lots of other nuances that contribute to the terroir of a wine and exist in the soil, like concentrations of iron or nitrogen, for example. But when it comes to the huge difference between a vine that is thriving, versus one that’s just surviving, pH and drainage are the major players.’
The village of Cabrières is encapsulated by the mighty Pic de Vissou, an extinct volcano which means the soils here are schist heavy and packed with marine fossil which gives Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose wines distinct minerality and really quite interesting flavours. Winemaking starts in the vineyard that is why the quality of terroir is so important to us. It can show an extra dimension of character. Next time you try our wines see if you can taste the minerality.