Pont De Nyons is a small Roman Bridge leading to the winemaker’s cellars in the Rhone Valley of Southern France between Cairanne and Rasteau which are some of the best vineyards in the region! This wine is sourced from vineyards planted where seashells formed a crust of limestone and clay soil on the ancient seabed, giving a unique taste to the Grenache grapes.
Pont de Nyons uses old vines planted on steep slopes of Cairanne with a coarse stony top soil and a layer of limestone and clay. These factors give the wine intensity, grip and elegance. sourced from vineyards planted in Cairanne. It’s shocking that the winemaker used no Mourvedre, due to immediate tastes of spice, pepper and what is called “Garrigues” in the southern Rhone… which is a blend of herbs and spices that are widely planted in the area.