Oenotourism in the Dieulefit-Bourdeaux region

Let me introduce myself: I’m Bêêêla, the goat mascot of the Dieulefit-Bourdeaux Tourist Office.

I’ve met with some wine producers!

In Drôme Provençal, wines are produced under the name Grignan les Adhémar. Wine producers adapted well to a diverse geography between valleys and plains to make this wine. The soil is composed of limestone and clay which give richness to the varieties of grapes. The climate is almost Mediterranean with mild, temperate and windy winters. The summers are hot, dry and sunny with cool nights. The Mistral wind blows the clouds away and the diseases of grapevines. All of these conditions favor a slow but steady concentration of sugar in the grapes.

Red grape is the most produced in our crops (67% red, 19% white and 14% rosé)

Fun fact : In Drôme Provençale, the most cultivated varieties of grapes are Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Viognier, Roussanne and Mourvèdre

The village of La Roche-Saint –Secret-Béconne is a must-see in the Dieulefit-Bourdeaux region.

Situated on the hills, the vineyards are in the middle of an amazing surrounding between lavender fields, truffle oaks and olives trees.

The altitude gives the wine an aroma close to Vallée du Rhône wines with spicy and fruity notes.

Here are my tips to drink wine the proper way!

Red wines: For the fruity ones: drink them while they are young.

For the wines made from Syrah grapes: they improve with time and can be kept for 10 years.

White wines: Drink them within the 5 first years after bottling.

Rosé wines: Perfect for evenings with friends or picnic with families, rosé wines have to be drank the year of bottling.

Enjoy a ride from cellar to cellar on electric bicycles