The Château Guiot wine domaine covers around a hundred hectares of vineyards and is situated in Saint-Gilles, in the heart of the Costières de Nîmes appellation. Surrounded by beautiful landscapes, the Château and its vineyards border the Petite Camargue to the south and the Alpilles to the east.
The vineyards at Château Guiot are planted on hilly slopes close to Saint-Gilles. The rolled pebble terroir, reminiscent of the Rhone valley’s most prestigious appellations, lends the wines their highly distinctive character. The smooth stones, which lie on a bed of red clay, have the unique characteristic of storing warmth during the daytime which is then passed back to the vines during the night.
Its proximity to the Mediterranean sea ensures a micro-climate with optimum conditions for the vines as well as natural temperature regulation which results in rich, concentrated grapes.
The planting ratio is composed primarily of Syrah, Grenache, Marsellan, Mourvèdre and Cabernet Sauvignon. These renowned grape varieties constitute high quality raw materials that result in outstanding Costières and Vin de Pays wines.
The grapes are sorted at the parcel before being partially de-stemmed and placed in vats. For the red wines, low temperature fermentations and macerations last between two and six weeks, depending on the wine, in order to allow their aromatic complexity to fully develop. The extraction process is slow, gentle and respects the quality of the fruit. The wines are aged in vats and then in barrels with a variety of shapes, materials and sizes and varying lengths of maturation. The ageing process is designed and adapted to suit a wide and varied range of wines.
“At Château Guiot we prioritize the free expression of the raw material in order to create wines with rich and complex characters.”