Clos de La Rivière
Jean-Philippe Madalle is the owner of Clos de la Rivière, a vineyard in the Saint Chinian appellation with very old vines planted by Jean-Philippe’s grandfather: Grenache in 1967 and Syrah in 1970. The main grapes of the vineyard are Syrah in limestone near Causse and Veyran, and Grenache in schist soil near the village of Saint Nazaire de Ladarez.
On its Northern side, the vineyard is surrounded by schists, which give soft and fruity wines and on its Southern side by limestone which provides full-bodied wines. All the different soils in this area give a specific profile of wine and therefore make the appellation Saint-Chinian one of the best vineyards in Languedoc-Roussillon.