Grange des Dames white is crafted by VMV, Vignerons du Mont Ventoux, the leading winery in the production of Ventoux wines that represents 150 winegrowers. Grange Des Dames is related to a convent of nuns that existed before the French Revolution.
Since Gallo-Roman times, the vine has been present on the slopes of Mont Ventoux, in the commune of Bedoin. The monks of Montmajour Abbey owned the Bedoin lands that developed wine growing practices during that time. A century and a half later, Bedoin sported 346,000 grapevines.
In 1924, a cooperative was set up under Les Vignerons du Mont-Ventoux to continue the tradition and quality of the vineyards. In 1973, Ventoux was recognized as its own appellation. VMV Vignerons du Mont-Ventoux extends over 5 communes: Bedoin- The home base of Vignerons du Mont.
Ventoux is stiuated at the foot of Mont Ventoux.
Saint Pierre de Vassol-A charming village of 440 inhabitants well known for olive trees and truffles.
Flassan-Nestled on the slopes of Mont Ventoux is the picturesque village of Flassan with 346 inhabitants.
Crillon-le-Brave-Stone houses in the countryside with 400 inhabitants.Modene-A little market town with 280 inhabitants with some historical remains.
These are tiny villages whose inhabitants are almost solely engaged in the activity of producing wine. Ventoux is surrounded by its more famous neighbors, Chateauneuf du Pape and Gigondas, and are constantly striving to keep up with their neighbors. The wines have improved by leaps and bounds since it was granted its own appellation, due mostly to those who toil the land.
Ventoux AOC enjoys a sun-kissed Mediterranean climate. The blue sky is more intense with fragrances more sublime and colors are magnified. The long days and sunshine are a blessing for the vines, as well as olive and almond trees. This region also benefits from the Mistral winds that keep the humidity from settling in. The vineyards are located on the highest slopes of Mont Ventoux in decomposition of hard limestone and ancient alluvium.
Our selection is a unique blend of the seldom used Clairette and its powerful counterpart, Grenache. The result is a dynamically pleasant clash between hard and soft. Beautiful with seasoned lamb leg cooked slowly over apple wood.